a command to turn off or reboot the system

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Find last shutdown time

This is the command I am using: last -x|grep shutdown | head -1 but it's giving me the duration with +2 hours: shutdown system down 3.14-1-amd64 Mon Jul 21 08:43 - 22:19 (13:36) the last ...
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How can I investigate what other users are currently logged in?

Since the last few days I get an error message when I try to shut my laptop down: System policy prevents stopping the system when other users are logged in This error message includes a prompt ...
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How to reboot/shut down gracefully in Awesome WM?

My current configuration uses kdesu shutdown -[rh] now to reboot/shut down. The entire shutdown procedure takes about 1-2 seconds. But after every boot Firefox says it was shut down prematurely, ...
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Output shutdown messages to multiple consoles

I have configured my system to direct console output on boot to serial and vga using kernel parameters. Serial is the last argument in the kernel parameters and will be the default used for ...
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RHEL6 Can't make my script run on shutdown and reboot

I'm trying to execute a script in each shutdown and reboot but the script never runs. I created the script baseRhel64 and save it to /etc/rc.d/init.d I did chkconfig --add baseRhel64 I included in ...
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Debian won't shut down completely

My Debian wheezy (64-bit) won't fully shut down. What I mean by this is that when I select "Shut Down..." from the menu the screen goes blank but the power button remains lit and front fan keeps ...
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Debian Wheezy rebooting instead of powering off

I'm having a weird issue with my Debian Wheezy desktop. When I try to shutdown the system (either from Gnome or from the command line with shutdown -h now) the computer automatically reboots. The ...
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Shutdown doesnt work

I've installed dwm window manager on linux mint 15, configured it and now shutdown doesn't work. I typed shutdown -P now in terminal, dwm closed successfully and now I'm seeing black screen with: ...
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Detecting a “plug pulled” scenario with Linux

I was wondering if it's possible to detect a shutdown due to power loss on a Linux system. (Power loss defined as: pressing reset button, pressing power button, pulling the power cord) If so, how? ...
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How do I shutdown the system after a particular process exits

I am downloading some software; I can see the pid of the download process with top. Let's say it's 1001. How can I make it so that my computer shuts down after process 1001 exits?
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Ubuntu displays Shutdown window then turns off system

Some weeks ago, I've downloaded unetbootin both Windows and Linux versions to make a startup Ubuntu USB. I was going to use it to rescue my damaged Ubuntu partition. Tried the Linux version but didn't ...
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Execute code on shutdown on Fedora 19

I need to catch any OS shut down and execute some actions before letting the OS be shutted down. I'm using Fedora 19 and C++. I'm able to catch a shutdown signal given by the console with the ...
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Shellscript! Syntax error: unexpected “(”

Update: After the changes from the first answer I got some more error codes. : not found: line 23: { esxidown.sh: line 24: redir error Insufficient arguments. : not found: line 26: esxidown.sh: ...
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How does `shutdown -k` disable logins?

This is the -k option's documentation in man shutdown (at least on Ubuntu): -k Only send out the warning messages and disable logins, do not actually bring the system down. I initially ...
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Graceful shutdown in ArchLinux

I'm trying to get a graceful shutdown/reboot in ArchLinux with GNOME Shell. Now, when I ask for shut-down, it immediately shuts down without giving open programs time to gracefully close / save open ...
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How does the system shutdown of a linux kernel work internally?

I have somehow an rough idea of how the userspace and init-system (be it classic init sysV /upstart/ systemd) work at system shutdown. (Essentially there is an order succession of "Stop!", "Please ...
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How can Window Managers shutdown the computer? [duplicate]

When logged in to a virtual shell as an unprivileged user and try to shutdown, reboot, init 0 or init 6 don't work. But if you're running a desktop environment, you can easily select its shutdown ...
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How to shutdown Linux at a specific datetime from terminal?

It seems I can shutdown using sudo shutdown by specifying a time or minutes. Is there a way to specify datetime for shutdown?
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How to change Power button shutdown action

I use Mageia ver 4 Linux as server, without X started and without any user login-in during normal operation. This PC has a special card for measuring and control of other devices. This card has its ...
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How do I run a command if my server wakes up from hibernate? [duplicate]

How do I get a bash command executed each time when my server wakes up from hibernate? For ex. I want to restart my XBMC on Ubuntu when my PC wakes up with $ sudo killall xbmc.bin -9 Where should ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 / Elementary OS - Shutdown Problem / Logfiles

I have new Desktop PC on which I've installed Elementary OS, based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The problem: the system doesn't shut down as expected: When using the 'Shut Down' option from the main menu, or ...
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How do I run a script just before halt using LSB headers on Raspbian

I'm building a shutdown button for my Raspberry pi, and for that I have a python script that needs to change a GPIO pin on my Raspberry Pi just before the system runs the halt script. Now Raspbian ...
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Should tmpfs be unmounted at system shutdown?

Assume I have a linux system with the following partitions mounted (beside root): proc on /proc devtmpfs on /dev devpts on /dev/pts tmpfs on /dev/shm sysfs on /sys tmpfs on /var/run tmpfs on ...
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Why is “Asking all remaining processes to terminate” failing during shutdown?

I installed Debian 7. Sometimes when I quick X and type sudo shutdown -h now, it says, Asking all remaining processes to terminate, then after a few seconds, it prints a long list of processes, then ...
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Is there a shutdown/restart command for x11VNC? - Linux (Debian)

I am running Linux (Debian). I recently installed the x11VNC server on my computer. I found the command to start the server is: x11vnc -display :0 I have been searching but did not find any ...
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Can I make the O/S drive READ ONLY and prevent metadata write back?

Sorry to ask a (probably) stupid question. I am a hardware designer struggling with provision of safe shutdown power to an embedded system. I am aware the Linux normally makes a heavy use of the ...
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An init-script does not get called on shutdown

I have set up an init-script to control the state of a VirtualBox VM: #!/bin/sh #chkconfig: 35 99 5 #description: vTiger virtual machine ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: vtigervm # Required-Start: ...
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How to shutdown the computer from Openbox as a menu item?

How can I add a menu item to Openbox which launches a prompt to cancel or provide a root password, then shuts down X and the computer if the correct password was given? The question Shutting the ...
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Bring up shutdown menu of Cinnamon via command line

How can I bring up the shutdown menu of Cinnamon via command line? Note: I don't want the user menu. This menu for switching or logging out a user is brought up via Ctrl+Alt+Del.
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How to shutdown the computer from SLiM when root login is disabled?

I installed the SLiM login manager on Debian Wheezy and disabled the root account's ability to login, as described in this Debian Wiki article, so sudo <command> must be used to run anything as ...
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Arch Linux slow shutdown

I'm soffering from a very slow shutdown/reboot with Arch Linux, so I followed instruction given here to enable logging. So here is the log generated during (slow) reboot that unfortunatelly I can't ...
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Is it possible to execute a script as first at shutdown/reboot on Debian?

I am currently trying to register a script (located in the /etc/init.d) in a way that makes this script being executed as the first script/programm at shutdown/reboot (change to running level 0 or 6). ...
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Shutdown log Linux UserName

Can I know who issued the shutdown command on any *nix system in a multi-user system? I want to know the name of the user who issued the particular command.
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What happens if I do an improper shutdown of Lubuntu 13.10? [closed]

I have Lubuntu on my 7 year old PC with 512 MB RAM and and Intel Dual Pentium Processor running at 3.00 GHz. I sometimes unplug it from the electrical mains in an emergency. Please tell me if ...
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My mp3player freezes when I eject it

When I eject(or safely remove) or unplug my mp3player from the USB, the screen freezes and an "ok to disconnect" message remains on its screen. Then I have to reset my mp3player. However when I ...
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How to postpone shutdown with systemd?

I run a desktop computer, which typically is shut down for the nights and often also during the day, when not in use or left unattended. I usually shut it down from GUI (KDE 4.10), sometimes - from ...
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Why can't I execute shutdown when the permission is rwxr-xr-x?

I'm in /sbin and I see that shutdown has permissions rwxr-xr-x. Doesn't this mean that anyone can execute it?
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Changing shutdown broadcast message

Is it possible to change the default message broadcasted by shutdown to something else?
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Why does halt not turn the machine off? [duplicate]

shutdown now kills everything and then powers down the machine. halt kills everything and then... there is no step 2. It will sit, running but not doing anything, until people stop arguing over ...
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How do I power down on reboot?

I am programming for a Linux ARM device and have some situations where I need to reboot the device after a user prompt. Whenever I run reboot -f or shutdown -r now though, the system starts up with a ...
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run a script at shutdown in Debain

I am using Debain wheezy. My problem is , I am using a limited 2.5 GB net connection. My idea is simply running a script as #!/bin/bash date >> ~/mydatausage.txt ifconfig -a >> ...
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Hook shutdown script to shutting down sequnce

Is it possible to hook some script to shutting down sequence for Linux? To give you a bit more context processes of nodes of the cluster are started as processes from cluster -master. They are not ...
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Configure power button to shutdown on Debian

I use Debian and I want my power button to shutdown the PC. Currently it sleeps, when I press it. Is there any command for it to make it shutdown?
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shutdown ubuntu server after 2 days at midnight

without using a cronjob how would I have a ubuntu server shutdown after 2 days (2880 minutes) at midnight? The essence of what I want to do is this: bash shutdown -r +2880 00:00 which would tell ...
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Don't let users reboot while root's logged in

On my system users can reboot and shut down the system. From time to time I need to update software (or do anything else) and I don't want users to reboot/shutdown the system until I've finished. Is ...
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Recover from ext2 filesystem corruption

I have a TinyCore (3.6) Linux distribution on a device of mine, which uses disk-on-module or compact flash storage. The filesystem is ext2. I have a LAMP stack on this device and I'm playing with a ...
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How do I identify on my system after successful boot. weather it was crash or was it a shutdown or reboot or something else?

Depending on the restart of the system, I need to make my application taking some follow up. my system is get restarted as following: my self as system admin rebooting sudo init 6 or sudo reboot my ...
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How to shut down Linux if idle for 30+ minutes?

We define "idle" based on how screen savers in Linux define it. I found this tool called "xautolock". I tested it like this: /usr/X11R6/bin/xautolock -time 1 -locker "notify-send test" I placed ...
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What's the right way to shutdown Arch Linux through dbus interface?

I'm running openbox with Arch Linux, and looks like the old console kit interface has been long gone, %> dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest=org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit ...
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Can't Log into Fedora 19 after force shutdown

I was exploring my new fedora 19 after a crash in KDE (I don't know what I just did). I couldn't shutdown my laptop either with the graphical method or the terminal way (because the terminal refused ...