shutdown - close down the system at a given time
/usr/ucb/shutdown [-fhknr] time [warning-message...]
shutdown provides an automated procedure to notify users
when the system is to be shut down. time specifies when
shutdown will bring the system down; it may be the word now
(indicating an immediate shutdown), or it may specify a
future time in one of two formats: +number and hour:min. The
first form brings the system down in number minutes, and the
second brings the system down at the time of day indicated
in 24-hour notation.
At intervals that get closer as the apocalypse approaches,
warning messages are displayed at terminals of all logged-in
users, and of users who have remote mounts on that machine.
At shutdown time a message is written to the system log dae-
mon, syslogd(1M), containing the time of shutdown, the
instigator of the shutdown, and the reason. Then a terminate
signal is sent to init, which brings the system down to
As an alternative to the above procedure, these options can
-f Arrange, in the manner of fastboot(1B), that when the
system is rebooted, the file systems will not be
-h Execute halt(1M).
-k Simulate shutdown of the system. Do not actually shut
down the system.
-n Prevent the normal sync(2) before stopping.
-r Execute reboot(1M).
remote mounted file system table
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri-
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
| Availability | SUNWscpu |
fastboot(1B), login(1), halt(1M), reboot(1M), syslogd(1M),
sync(2), rmtab(4), attributes(5)
Only allows you to bring the system down between now and
23:59 if you use the absolute time for shutdown.
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