Don't let your computer go to sleep while you're busy thinking
Don't let your computer go to sleep while you're busy thinking.
Why would I need this?
Software engineering is more about thinking than typing. And it's very annoying when you're whiteboarding or just thinking and your work machine goes to sleep. Most of the times, we don't have admin access to change the settings so this helps prevent the computer from going to sleep.
pip install caffeinate
pip3 install caffeinate
|:memo:||Tested on OSX and Windows|
On windows, you might need to create a simple python file (code below) as path variable seems to be admin restricted.
from caffeinate import caffeinate caffeinate.run()
On Linux or Mac OSX, you can simply type
awake in the terminal.
To terminate the process, press
Esc key 3 consecutive times (doesn't have to be terminal focused key presses).
- Add good documentation to the usage with params explained
- Cleanup the code, maybe use classes for extentibility
Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.