Put the machine to sleep after the download(wget) is done

while [ -n "`pgrep wget`" ]; do sleep 2 ;done; [ -e "/tmp/nosleep"] || echo mem >/sys/power/state
[Note: This command needs to be run as root]. If you are downloading something large at night, you can start wget as a normal user and issue the above command as root. When the download is done, the computer will automatically go to sleep. If at any time you feel the computer should not go to sleep automatically(like if you find the download still continuing in the morning), just create an empty file called nosleep in /tmp directory.

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By: kamathln
2009-09-06 05:51:20

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