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What command(s) do I type in the terminal to put the computer to sleep?

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2014 update : systemctl suspend should work on all OSs using systemd.

Old version :

/etc/acpi/sleep.sh or pm-suspend.

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this also works on Fedora (FC-18, FC-19): systemctl suspend –  David Wilkins May 30 at 18:09
    
I added that to the answer. –  OneOfOne May 30 at 18:18
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