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I am done using my laptop but I am using the hotspot in my smart phone. So I want my laptop to be awake for next one hour. How can I Shutdown the laptop after one hour of time?

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Scheduling a shutdown

To shutdown run the command:

sudo shutdown -P +60

That will wait 60 mins before starting the shutdown sequence.

You could do:

sudo shutdown -P 1:00

to shutdown at 1 AM and

sudo shutdown -P now

to shutdown now.

A message is broadcast to all terminals to warn about the shutdown.

Cancel a pending shutdown

After, starting a shutdown, if the time argument is not "+0" or "now", you can use:

sudo shutdown -c 

to cancel the scheduled shutdown.

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    is there any way to exit the shutdown program. When I press ctrl + c after executing shutdown, it also aborts the scheduled shutdown. – Mark Evans Jun 28 '16 at 18:37
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    Just press Ctrl+Z, which will allow any command to run in the background – Cosine Mar 1 '17 at 4:16
  • what is mean by -p? – Prashant Tapase May 25 '17 at 13:16
  • @PrashantTapase power off fully – Tim May 25 '17 at 13:18
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    @Josh I believe so. – Tim Jan 19 at 20:01

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