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Posted on 2011-10-24
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What is the one-line command for "Standby'? My OS is XP.
Question by:cbutton
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by:Rich Weissler
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Do you mean 'pause' ?  

Or are you standing by and waiting for input?
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Or were you referring to the powersaving 'standby'?
The Microsoft distributed PSSHUTDOWN has a hibernate option, and I believe if you don't have hibernate enabled on the system, it'll fall back to standby.  

And I've confirmed that "rundll32 powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState" will put you in hibernate.

I don't see anything else native to the OS to put system into standby.  There are some third party utilities though...

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A shortcut with "rundll32 powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState" as its target does exactly what I want.

BTW, if "Hibernate" is enabled, the shortcut causes the 'puter to hibernate.


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