Keeping jobs alive with caffeine
2021-01-02 One-minute read
My Mac likes to go to sleep to save power, and that means any long-running processes I have underway will be suspended when it does.
Until recently, I had assumed my best option was to change the power settings.
For tasks I want to keep alive, there’s a better option - called
caffeinate, available on OS X and Linux.
time (a tool to tell you how long a task took to run), you can prefix a command
caffeinate. Its job is to keep the computer awake until the command exits.
caffeinate ./my-long-running-script.sh caffeinate python ./my-long-running-script.py caffeinate docker run <image>
It’s really that simple.
Take a look at the manual pages for it on your system to see what other
options there are: