Properly Shutdown Linux Fedora using shutdown Command



Computer Configuration GNU Linux Fedora using Linux Command

 

   To properly shutdown Linux Fedora machine we can use the shutdown command.  The command example below show how to shutdown Linux Fedora properly using shutdown command.  To execute shutdown command you may need root user privileges, use the su command as example below if you log in as normal user and want to shutdown Linux Fedora machine using shutdown command.

Shutdown command:  shutdown -h now 

Properly Shutdown Linux Fedora using shutdown Command

login as: root

root@192.168.1.4's password:

Last login: Fri Nov 14 04:29:08 2008 from 192.168.1.3

[root@fedora ~]# shutdown -h now

 

Broadcast message from root@fedora.linux.com

        (/dev/pts/0) at 20:38 ...

 

The system is going down for halt NOW!

[root@fedora ~]#

 

if you log in as normal user you may get message below.... .

login as: fedora

fedora@192.168.1.4's password:

[fedora@fedora ~]$ shutdown -h now

-bash: shutdown: command not found

[fedora@fedora ~]$

 

Then you should use shutdown command: su -c "/sbin/shutdown -h now" as show on example below.

Shutdown Linux Fedora

[fedora@fedora ~]$ su -c "/sbin/shutdown -h now"

Password:    <---- key in root user password here and hit Enter key

[fedora@fedora ~]$

Broadcast message from fedora@fedora.linux.com

        (/dev/pts/1) at 1:33 ...

 

The system is going down for halt NOW!

 




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