Linux.com: CLI Magic: shutdown
May 10, 2005, 05:30 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Many new Linux users feel uncomfortable about not having a
fast-acting, easy-on, easy-off method of ending a runaway computer
session, like the one they had with Windows. Something like the
three-finger salute which is often used as a panacea for all sorts
of ills under Windows. They need the comfort and reassurance that a
quick, easy, and graceful exit--but something short of using the
BRS (Big Red Switch)--can provide. Linux provides a quick and
graceful shutdown, too. At least it does from the command line.
It's called shutdown. Let's visit the CLI and learn a little more
about how to make a graceful exit.
"Using shutdown is easy. You only have to learn two important
things before you get your blackbelt in shutdown..."