shutdown doesn't do anything, winXP

Corinna Vinschen
Fri Sep 2 09:21:00 GMT 2011

On Sep  1 14:51, LMH wrote:
> I have a bash script that runs rsync and I have been trying to add a
> command to shutdown the computer after the backup has finished
> running.
> I have added,
> shutdown -s now
> and also tried,
> shutdown -s 5
> shutdown -x now
> shutdown -x 5
> but the computer doesn't shut down. Running which shutdown gives me,
> /usr/bin/shutdown
> so I know its there.
> Any suggestions?

Try the -f/--force option.  Note that shutdown can succeed even if the
machine won't actually shutdown.  See, for instance, the remarks section


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