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bigdog0007 07-26-2005 01:38 PM

reboot vs poweroff???
Hey guys ... I hope this is a quick fix :p

I wrote a menu script that is working great except for 1 option...(drumroll)... poweroff... below is segment of the script to compare.

Things to note:
The users shell is pointing at the script(security reasons)
A copy of the commands are in the home dir
The reboot and exit work just fine
The poweroff command just blinks and goes right back to the menu

echo "This CLS is now shutting down!">>~/tmp/outputtext.tmp
cat ~tmp/outputtext.tmp>>~/tmp/menuoutput.tmp
dialog --title "Shutdown" --backtitle "Menu for running diagnostics \
on this CLS " --textbox ~/tmp/outputtext.tmp 7 40
echo "This CLS is now going to Reboot!">>~/tmp/outputtext.tmp
cat ~tmp/outputtext.tmp>>~/tmp/menuoutput.tmp
dialog --title "Reboot" --backtitle "Menu for running diagnostics \
on this CLS " --textbox ~/tmp/outputtext.tmp 7 40
/home/clsguest/bin/reboot -n;;
echo "Thank You for Using CommLogix!">>~/tmp/outputtext.tmp
cat ~/tmp/outputtext.tmp>>~/tmp/menuoutput.tmp
dialog --title "EXIT" --backtitle "Menu for running diagnostics \
on this CLS " --textbox ~/tmp/outputtext.tmp 7 35

Thanks in advance for your help :)

jtshaw 07-26-2005 01:59 PM

My guess the problem is in the poweroff executable... have you tried just running it as that user and seeing what it spits out?

bigdog0007 07-26-2005 02:07 PM

Thanks for the quick responce

The reason for changing the users shell is to keep the user from having any interaction with the command line... however i did change the users shell back to /bin/bash and can run the command from command line ...

PS... when I run the menu script as root everything works fine.

bigdog0007 08-02-2005 10:15 PM

I guess this is more or less a bump ... can anyone give me any ideas what I can do to get it to shutdown correctly?

shazam75 09-16-2005 03:48 AM

can u try:

/sbin/telinit 0

instead of shutdown.


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