Updated: shutdown-1.7-1

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Sat Apr 23 16:53:00 GMT 2005

I've just updated the version of shutdown to 1.7-1.

This version adds the -x/--exitex option, which allows to use the
ExitWindowsEx function on Windows NT.  This is important if shutdown is
supposed to poweroff on Windows 2000, since the InitiateSystemShutdown
implementation on Windows 2000 unfortunately misses to do this.

This version also calls InitiateSystemShutdown on NT 4 and older only,
InitiateSystemShutdownEx otherwise.  This will result in a more correct
event log entry (Planned shutdown, other reason) beginning with XP.

Again, for all who still didn't read this, here's the release message
for 1.5-1:

On Windows NT systems, shutdown now uses InitiateSystemShutdown to start
system shutdowns and reboots.  This function has several advantages.
It allows to specify a time until shutdown, it opens a dialog in each
user's session that a shutdown is in progress, it adds an entry to the
event log and last but not least, unless you specified a too short time
period, it allows to abort the shutdown by calling the AbortSystemShutdown

Consequentially, this version of shutdown adds a new option:

  $ shutdown --abort (or just -a)

which (on NT only) allows to abort a shutdown in progress.  This, too,
opens a dialog window in each user's session to inform the users that
the shutdown has been aborted.

Other than that, `shutdown --help' gives you all information you need.

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.

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