I have a CentOS 5 server, I want it to halt DAILY at 21:00 and wake up DAILY at 8:00

For the wake up I did it in the bios, but for the halt I want to configure it through cron. How to do it with SSH?

I'm logged as ROOT, and now I want to pass a command that tells the server to halt EVERYDAY at 21:00.



SSH is just a way of logging in. If you are logged in as you say, you don't need SSH anymore.

A command to shutdown is shutdown -h now.

You edit your current user's crontab with crontab -e.

In a user's crontab, the line to execute he above statement should be

0 21 * * * /sbin/shutdown -h now
  • No, SSH is just the way I login to the server. It has nothing to deal with what I'm looking for, I just want the full command to type to get the server to halt everyday at 21:00 – medk Jul 14 '16 at 14:58
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    But why did you then write "How to do it with SSH?"? – Henrik Jul 14 '16 at 15:00
  • I mean how to do it from the command line while logged as ROOT in SSH (putty) – medk Jul 14 '16 at 15:33

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