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

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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