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How to Perform Power Operations Through the CLI

Introduction:

Power management can be done manually or through an OS’s command line interface (CLI). Power operations can include starting, shutting down, or restarting a system.

Requirements:

The command line interface on either a Windows or Linux system.

Procedure:

Windows

  • From the Windows CLI (cmd.exe or Command Prompt), type one of the following:
    shutdown /s /*shut down*/
    shutdown /r /*restart*/
    shutdown /f /r /*forceful restart*/
    shutdown /f /s /*forceful shutdown*/

Linux

  • Type one of the following:
    poweroff /*shut down*/
    reboot /*restart*/
    halt /*forceful shut down*/
    reboot -f /*forceful restart*/

More Information:

  • In Windows, type:
    shutdown /?
  • In Linux, type:
    man halt

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