How to shut down linux pc


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how to shut down linux pc


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Hi,

there are actually few linux commands on how to shutdown Linux system. Note that you need to be root in order to shutdown your system:

# init 0
# shutdown -h now will bring your system down immediately. You can also specify delay. For example
# shutdown -h +10 will shutdown your system with 10 minutes delay.
# halt
# poweroff

Please note that halt and poweroff are both usually aliases to reboot command:

# ls -l /sbin/halt
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 2011-10-27 16:17 /sbin/halt -> reboot
# ls -l /sbin/poweroff 
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 2011-10-27 16:17 /sbin/poweroff -> reboot

hope this helps

Lubos


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