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Sometime I run maintenance scripts in a machine. I want to temporally block users from been able to shuting-down the system while this task are running. How can I achieve this?

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What do you mean by "block shutdown"? – Evandro Silva Nov 5 '12 at 12:01
    
change the permission chmod -x /sbin/shutdown – devav2 Nov 5 '12 at 12:08
    
@devav2 I think the OP is asking about the shutdown icon. This can and should be runnable with root permissions. – hexafraction Nov 5 '12 at 12:15
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@ObsessiveSSOℲ Yeah. I'm not very clear about what he is looking for. – devav2 Nov 5 '12 at 12:27
    
When running script update-manager – Dela Nov 5 '12 at 12:28

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