Shut Down Linux System

Shut Down Linux System

If you're new to Linux, an important task is shutting down the system. Shutdown means turning off a computer or server properly. This involves closing applications, saving active processes, removing drivers, and storing user settings. This tutorial shows how to shut down a Linux system.

The shutdown command can be used for shutting down the Linux system immediately.

sudo shutdown -h now
  • -h - this option is short for "halt". It tells the system that you want to stop all processes and services, and shut down the system.
  • now - indicates that you want the action to take place immediately. The system will begin the shutdown process right away.

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