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    Help me shutdown this server so I can get some sleep

    This is a dumb question, but I am new to commandline. I thought I remembered how to shutdown but my command didn't work. The line: Try `shutdown --help' for more information. Because that showed info that helped me shutdown successfully last time. So foolishly I typed:

    `shutdown --help'

    and got:

    >

    and put:

    >shutdown --help
    >delete `shutdown --help'
    >

    So now I don't know what I'm doing, only that it is wrong.

    Please help. Thanks.

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    Re: Help me shutdown this server so I can get some sleep

    type a semi-colon (;) and enter to get back to the command prompt and then
    Code:
    sudo shutdown -P now
    That should shut and power down your server.
    Can't think of anything profound or witty.
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    Re: Help me shutdown this server so I can get some sleep

    I typed the semicolon

    >;

    and 'enter'ed and wound up back where I started!?

    >;
    >

    then,

    >;
    >;
    >;
    >


    now what?

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    Re: Help me shutdown this server so I can get some sleep

    Code:
    sudo shutdown -h now

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    Re: Help me shutdown this server so I can get some sleep

    press ctrl + c twice

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    Re: Help me shutdown this server so I can get some sleep

    Quote Originally Posted by chathuras View Post
    press ctrl + c twice
    and then do the
    Code:
    sudo shutdown -P now
    the -P flag shuts down the power as well.
    Can't think of anything profound or witty.
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    Re: Help me shutdown this server so I can get some sleep

    Thank you for the help. I work at this every evening. I have a long ways to go!

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