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Getting Started

If your distribution doesn't come with a default installation of xfce4-power-manager, it will be started next time you log into your Xfce desktop after you have installed it. In order to start it manually you just need to run the following command xfce4-power-manager from your terminal emulator. Please note that running this xfce4-power-manager command will cause the power manager to run in daemon mode. You can optionally add –no-daemon as a command line argument to disable this behavior. This can be useful if you want to see debugging outputs from your terminal emulator.

Command-line Options

The general usage of the command line options is:

xfce4-power-manager [OPTION...]

Here is a summary of all the options, grouped by type. Explanations are in the following sections.

Help Options
-h; --help; --help-all; --help-sm-client
Application Options
--no-daemon; --debug; --dump; --restart; -c; --customize; -q; --quit; -V; --version

Help Options

-h, --help
Shows help options and exit
Shows all help options and exit
Shows session management options and exit

Application Options

Starts the power manager in non-daemon mode: useful for debugging
Enables debugging
Dumps all information
Restarts the running instance of Xfce power manager
-c, --customize
Opens the settings dialog
-q, --quit
Causes any running instance of the power manager to exit
-V, --version
Prints the current version number of the power manager