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Old 19th June 2009, 11:59 PM
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Question Howto manually shutdown?

Good night

I want asleep and keep downloading via torrents. At night my traffic is the cheapest. At 8 o'clock i must power off my comp. What shall i do to setup the timer on which my fedora system will shutdown? Thanks

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Old 20th June 2009, 12:48 AM
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assuming that is 8:00 a.m., you should get your downloads going and then pull up a terminal and do:
Code:
su
shutdown 08:00 -h
this will send a message to all users that the system will shut down for maintenance in xx hours and xx minutes.
it will also announce the event every minute until 8am.

you can now close the terminal.

to cancel shutdown after initiating it, do:
Code:
su
shutdown -c
enjoy!

for more info, see http://linux.about.com/od/commands/l...l8_shutdow.htm
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