Sleep display from the command line
June 11, 2014
I like putting my display to sleep when I walk away from the computer. It saves energy, prompts for a password on return and is faster than waking the machine from sleep.
To make the sleeping process faster, I wanted to make an Alfred workflow. The workflow would just run a command in Terminal. The problem? Until OS X 10.9, there was no such command, and now there is!
Wham, bam, thank you Mavericks!
Here’s what the workflow looks like:
Or, to create it
Click + (bottom left) to create a workflow
Inside the new workflow, click + (top right) then Triggers > Hotkey.
Enter a keyword. I like dsleep.
Click + to add an Action. Choose Run Script.
Inside the script’s text field, add
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