shutdown or poweroff?
At the end of the day, I would like to turn my system off in an orderly way to conserve energy. I use crontab to do that.
If I use crontab to do /sbin/shutdown now , the system winds down in an orderly way, killing all applications and processes. However, shutdown ends in an apparent runlevel S1, with a text prompt. Power stays on.
If I use crontab to do /sbin/poweroff, my system immediately powers off. I'm just not sure that this happens in an orderly way, killing all processes, etc. BTW, acpid is running.
Please tell me the best way to turn off power in an orderly way.