shutdown command

In the enterprise Linux setup, it is necessary to keep the track of server shutdown and reboot time. Most of you may have used the shutdown / reboot command.


It is true that Gnome desktop provides nice facility to logoff, shutdown or restart computer with dialog. You can create a nice shortcut to avoid the GUI confirmation dialog box to speed up work. (A) Shutdown computer i) Right click on Desktop > Select Create Launcher ii) Type the Command in text box ‚Äúsudo /sbin/shutdown […]


Have you ever wondered why shutdown account exists on Linux server, especially under Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution?

The answer is quite simple – shutdown account can shutdown server. Here is how you can enable the shutdown account: