Auto Shutdown the Linux System in CLI


A simple command can be entered in the Terminal to schedule a time for the system to shut down.

1. Press Ctrl-Alt-T to run Terminal.

2. Enter sudo shutdown -h +m (replace m with the number of minutes, e.g. +60). OR : enter sudo shutdown -h hh:mm (replace hh:mm with the time on the 24hr clock, e.g. 23:15).

3.  Enter password and minimize the Terminal window.

The system will then shut down within the minutes or at the time specified. To cancel a scheduled time, enter sudo shutdown -c in the Terminal.

Alternatively, you might want to download and install Gshutdown, which is a GUI program for scheduling a time to shut down the system.

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