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There is a program called trickle. It is a portable lightweight userspace bandwidth shaper. It can run in collaborative mode (together with trickled) or in stand alone mode.
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Howto: Shutdown Linux Box Automatically

You may wonder - why should I shutdown the Linux box automatically? It depends upon your situation. For example, you are downloading couple of tar balls and you want to go home early. 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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