shutdown computer

You need to use the sudo command to grant a permission to other users to shutdown your server. The sudo command allows a permitted user to execute a command as the superuser or another user, as specified in the /etc/sudoers file. Login as a root user and type the visudo command to edit the sudoers file.

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You may wonder – why should I shutdown the Linux box box automatically? It depends upon your situation. For example, your downloading couple of tar balls and you want to go home. You can schedule a job to shutdown Linux after downloading is completed. Linux/UNIX/BSD/OS X comes with at and cron commands to automate task. Almost all common task can be automated using at command.

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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 “sudo /sbin/shutdown […]

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