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quick shutdown options in backtrack 5

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Just got my BT5R3 (BackTrack 5 Release 3) on a VMWare player. Tried the shutdown command, didn’t work as expected. All that happens after the shuwdown command is the computer shuts down, but it does not switch the power off. Here’s below a lot of ways in which you can shutdown your Back Track with power off option.

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Any of the below commands work just super fine.


shutdown -P now

shutdown -Ph now

shutdown -now

shutdown -h 0


Written by gmaran23

December 19, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Posted in backtrack, linux

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