How to shutdown your Linux system properly with the command prompt.

Posted: December 18, 2014. At: 12:54 PM. This was 3 years ago. Post ID: 7970

The shutdown command for Linux and UNIX is used to shutdown your Linux system properly.

This command will bring down the system immediately.

shutdown -h now

This will shut down the system in 60 minutes.

shutdown -h +60

Use this command to reboot the computer immediately.

shutdown -r now

Here is an alternative command for shutting down your machine. This will switch to runlevel 0 and switch off your computer.

init 0
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