Saturday, 1 November 2014

Quick Tip - Auto Shutdown

I'm currently copying some video files to my network drive so that I can stream them through the house. It's a time consuming business so it makes sense to batch some up to copy overnight. However, being tight, I hate the idea that the system will be idle for hours after the task is finished, needlessly consuming power. The solution is simple; tell the system to shutdown automatically at a set time.

Estimate your shutdown time and open a terminal:

sudo shutdown -h hh:mm

where hh:mm is the time (in 24 hour format). So, to close my system at 03:00am:

sudo shutdown -h 03:00

I type in my password, turn of my monitor (and any other peripherals) and go to bed!

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