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Old 10-16-2004, 05:04 PM   #1
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shutdown script

The problem is that i want the password typed in.
i know almost nothing about scripting because i have just taken a quick loock at it.
i want to do a script to shut down my computer.
i started with
echo "xxx"
shutdown -h now

But as you can amadgin that got me nowere.
i have tried numerous things.
I have searched the net and found nothing.

with this it still prompts me for the password, but i want it all to be done in the script.
well you got the idea.
Please help.
Old 10-16-2004, 07:07 PM   #2
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echo "Shutting down...."
su -c "shutdown -h now"
That's it.. you will get prompted for the root password.

Don't forget to chmod +x the script and put it somewhere you can run it.
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Re: shutdown script

Originally posted by Zolan
The problem is that i want the password typed in.
What you mean is that you don't want to
be prompted for a password?



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