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if you're running without X and using the command line, it;s possible to assign 'aliases' to common commands. for example, you could assign a keyword 'off' to shutdown your computer. i have no experience of this and have never tried it, but you might try a google, or search these forums for 'bash' aliases (i'm assuming you're using bash, which is more than likely).
other than that, well no - unless you're using a graphical environment, you'll have to type something to shut your machine off. don't just use the power button!!
sorry i can't help further - here's hoping somebody with more experience can provide you with a more detailed answer.