Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
Maybe. Depends on how the distro sets up shutdown processes. If they allow regular users to shutdown from the command line, usually this is considered a security risk (depending on how you look at it of course).
You may need to become root to do this from the command line, or use sudo to launch it with full PATH:
sudo /sbin/shutdown -h now
since the path is not set.This says command not found
To set the path use
now you can use
to shutdown ur system
This linux is still fresh. I just installed it into my computer last week.
For this command to work, do I have to first set the path ? Or should it work at first place ?
Maybe there something I did wrong is the past days that caused this error ??
If he does that, surely that will get rid of all the other locations in his $PATH. I think what you mean is "export PATH=$PATH:/sbin".
Originally Posted by DR.V
Hi there, im a newbie with linux. Im not sure what you mean.
What I tried is putting "shutdown" command from the konsole.
You usually need root privilages to use shutdown and even if you add /sbin to your $PATH, you still might not be able to use it as a normal user. You need to gain root privilages by either 1. using the su command and entering your root password or 2. using sudo as MasterC said. Which one you can use will depend on your distro, please tell us what it is for us to help you more!