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How can I temporarily prevent Ubuntu from hibernating? Is there a binary available that makes use of an API similar to the one preventing screen savers from activating for hibernation? I'm utilizing a network service provided by my netbook without physically making use of the netbook, so it hibernates after the time specified in the power management preferences.

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perhaps 'caffeine' could help? https://launchpad.net/caffeine

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Caffeine seems to miss the point, but provides enough to get me writing my own utility. Thanks. –  Matt Joiner Feb 28 '11 at 2:09

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