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    Question Auto Timer Poweroff/Shutdown utility/software

    I don't think anyone in this forum has brought this up, but, I was wondering if anyone know if there is a utility for backtrack that enables automatic system poweroff ? meaning I can set the program to automatically poweroff the computer/backtrack after 2 hours or 3 hrs or 5 hrs/ etc....

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    Default Re: Auto Timer Poweroff/Shutdown utility/software

    # shutdown -P 60 or any other time (in minutes) you want. Or even something like shutdown -h 23:00 &
    There is also the use of cron if you want to do this every day without typing the above each time.

    Also this is really a basic linux task and not much to do with BackTrack.
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    Default Re: Auto Timer Poweroff/Shutdown utility/software

    ditto on cron job

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    Default Re: Auto Timer Poweroff/Shutdown utility/software

    Quote Originally Posted by Archangel-Amael View Post
    # shutdown -P 60 or any other time (in minutes) you want. Or even something like shutdown -h 23:00 &
    There is also the use of cron if you want to do this every day without typing the above each time.

    Also this is really a basic linux task and not much to do with BackTrack.
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    Well I was hoping if there some a GUI/Software that can run to set a timer for the auto poweroff/shutdown. In windows I use a small program called AutoShutdown, it runs in the system tray, you just set the time before shutdown and it shuts down PC after time expires.

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    Default Re: Auto Timer Poweroff/Shutdown utility/software

    For a cron gui
    Code:
    apt-get install kcron

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    Default Re: Auto Timer Poweroff/Shutdown utility/software

    This is not windows. But yes there are gui tools available I suppose.
    But really this topic is not for BackTrack Linux.
    Again the best and easiest way is just to open a shell and type the above.
    Heck man you can even make a script from that and save it in root (the desktop) click on it to run it when you want.

    #!/bin/sh
    shutdown -P 60 &
    save it as shutdown.sh and then run # chmod +x and your all set.
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