Originally Posted by alarazr
With 'ps auxww | grep shutdown | egrep -v grep' I get no output. With 'psauxww | grep shutdown' I get the task (PID 6003). How do I kill it? Thanks, by the way
You get a pid 6003 that is your grep statement. The egrep -v grep command tells your system to ignore any commands that include grep. A shutdown command would not have it in there.
To confirm this you can post the output of your ps auxww | grep shutdown command and we can let you know.
Have you tried just rebooting the system?