Originally Posted by chrism01
So long as you can agree a definite time, cron on the linux systems is simplest.
Add it to the root's cron and do use the full pathname. cron confuses a lot of people by having extremely minimal envronment/path settings.
chris: hi, I'm pretty new to this forum but was following this thread while looking for some good advise on shutdown using crontab. I edit the crontab table with this:
0 23 * * * /sbin/shutdown -h now
But somehow it does not seems to work. I have the root access to the centos 5.0 server. Any suggestion, please? Thanks.