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Configure macOS power management settings, as one might do in System Preferences > Energy Saver. Commands that modify settings must begin with sudo. More information:

  • Display the current power management settings:

pmset -g

  • Display the current power source and battery levels:

pmset -g batt

  • Put display to sleep immediately:

pmset displaysleepnow

  • Set display to never sleep when on charger power:

sudo pmset -c displaysleep 0

  • Set display to sleep after 15 minutes when on battery power:

sudo pmset -b displaysleep 15

  • Schedule computer to automatically wake up every weekday at 9 AM:

sudo pmset repeat wake MTWRF 09:00:00

  • Restore to system defaults:

sudo pmset -a displaysleep 10 disksleep 10 sleep 30 womp 1