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Anyone have a quick way, accessible from Quicksilver, to force your mac to hibernate?

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Instead of Quicksilver, why dont you try It provides basic system commands such as sleep, trash, logout etc, you can customize it pretty easily and its full of nifty features! – nuc Mar 24 '11 at 15:44
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You can use Deep Sleep. It's a Dashboard widget that will put your mac into hibernation mode.

Edit: from the website

Deep Sleep can also be used as a command line utility

From there, you can check out if QuickSilver can launch command line programs.
You can also package it in a .app -for example using Automator- and launch it with QuickSilver.


Careful, be aware there's 2 sleep mode.

The normal one you can trigger using ++Eject

And the hibernate (or Safe Sleep) mode.

You can read about the differences between them here.

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Thanks for the pointer! I've been using that widget for awhile now. What I'm looking for is something that I can access via Quicksilver. – Tim Visher Mar 24 '11 at 12:19
@Tim I added a solution for Quicksilver – Loïc Wolff Mar 24 '11 at 13:30
Shame on me for not noticing. :) – Tim Visher Mar 25 '11 at 13:17

Install SleepNow and then run that from QuickSilver.

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SleepNow just puts the computer to sleep. That option is available by default in Quicksilver's Extra Scripts plug-in. The original poster asked for a script to force hibernation. – Eric Nitardy Mar 24 '11 at 7:13

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