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When you wake a Mac from hibernation, RAM got written to disk and power removed from memory. Then, at wake, it gets read back into RAM. This takes longer than normal, or standby sleep (depending on the delay set) and is visible at wake time by showing an Apple symbol and progress bar underneath (white time markers filling up). Also running the following ...


Open a command line and type uptime. It will tell you how long since you last rebooted, which doesn't count sleep or hibernating.


This shortcut isn't defined. You could write a small shell script: cat >hibernate <<eof /usr/bin/sudo pmset hibernatemode 25 pmset sleepnow /usr/bin/sudo pmset hibernatemode 3 eof make it executable: chmod u+x hibernate and test it: ./hibernate This small shell script will ask you your password and won't echo it to get admin priviledge, ...


Option-Command-Power/Eject will put your computer to sleep. Additionally, this article from Cult of Mac and this support page from Apple provides some additional details. From the Apple support page linked above: Control–Command–Power button: Force your Mac to restart. Control–Shift–(Power button or Media Eject): Put your displays to sleep. ...

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