shutdown doesn't do anything, winXP
Fri Sep 2 17:27:00 GMT 2011
Using the full path was successful.
As an aside, why does which shutdown return /usr/bin/shutdown when the
shutdown app is located in /bin/shutdown? What value does the /usr part
of the path have in this context?
I suppose I should use force, but I never have anything running when I
run the backup script that this is part of.
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> 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
>> 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,
>> 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
> on http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa376874%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
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