Turn off server when shutdown

Peter Boosten peter at boosten.org
Tue Jul 10 05:07:37 UTC 2007

Ivan Carey wrote:
> Hello,
> I am using FreeBSD 6.2 Release
> When I run shutdown on my server it stays on and says:
> "The operating system has halted"
> "Please press any key to reboot"
> Is it possible to have the server turn off?

shutdown -p now

(-p = power down. Your BIOS must support ACPI IIRC).


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