shut down without shutdown

Andres Gonzalez gonzo at
Mon Nov 12 09:49:38 MST 2007

Thanks for all of the responses. This HOWTO looks really good and
exactly what I was looking for.

Thanks again all,


-----Original Message-----
From: plug-bounces at [mailto:plug-bounces at]On Behalf Of
Jared Ottley
Sent: Friday, November 09, 2007 12:18 PM
To: Provo Linux Users Group Mailing List
Subject: Re: shut down without shutdown

take a look at this


On Nov 9, 2007, at 10:09 AM, Andres Gonzalez wrote:

> I am working on a dedicated file server using RAID-1 and mdadm. I
> to be able to run this box without a monitor and keyboard. Also, it
> will not be running 24/7.
> Is there any clean way to turn off the box without using the normal
> shutdown? Since I will not be using a keyboard/monitor, I need a way
> to power down gracefully at the end of the day without first
> the shutdown command with a keyboard.
> I would think that the embedded linux camp would have crossed this
> issue by now.
> I can think of some kludgy ways to do this, but I would rather not
> resort to that.
> Thanks,
> -Andres
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