WinPower - Mex function to set the power status on Windows computers
Power off, shut down, logoff, sleep, reboot, reboot and restart Matlab, disable/enable sleeping, lock
Command: String, not case-sensitive.
'poweroff': Switch power off.
'reboot': Reboot the machine.
'logoff': Logoff the current user.
'shutdown': Shut down the machine to a state, which allows the user to
switch off the power securely by hand.
'sleep': Let the machine fall asleep.
The additional arguments 'off' and 'on' disable
and enable the sleep mode.
'hibernate': Write memory to disk and fall into deep sleep.
'lock': Lock the machine, password is required for wake-up.
'rebootmatlab': Reboot the machine, restart Matlab when the user is
logged in again.
Force: Kill waiting/crashed applications:
For 'sleep', 'hibernate' and 'lock' the Force is ignored.
'noforce': Wait until the applications close voluntarily. Default.
'force': Close waiting applications. Dangerous.
'forceifhung': Close waiting and crashed applications. Dangerous.
1. Try a poweroff, do not kill waiting applications:
2. Force a poweroff (unsaved documents are lost!):
3. Do not let the computer fall asleep during a long computation:
WinPower('Sleep', 'off'); Long_Calculation(); WinPower('Sleep', 'on');
4. Reboot the machine and after the user is logged in Matlab is started with
the bench() function:
WinPower runs under Windows only. It can be compiled with MSVC2008/2010, but LCC shipped with Matlab 32bit fails. In case of troubles or for Matlab 6.5 download pre-compiled files:
Tested: Matlab 6.5, 7.7, 7.8, 7.13, WinXP/32, Win7/64
Compiler: OWC1.8, MSVC2008/2010
Assumed Compatibility: higher Matlab versions, Vista, Windows8.