I would like to use a gesture to shutdown/restart my computer and I need to know the command that launches the shutdown dialog:

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/usr/lib/indicator-session/gtk-logout-helper can be used to open the following dialogs:

  • Log Out (/usr/lib/indicator-session/gtk-logout-helper --logout)

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  • Restart (/usr/lib/indicator-session/gtk-logout-helper --restart)

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  • Shutdown (/usr/lib/indicator-session/gtk-logout-helper --shutdown)

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To prompt only the shutdown/restart dialog, run the following command:

gnome-session-quit --reboot

Details on binding this on Ctrl-Alt-Del here.

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    Works perfectly in 18.04. Thanks. – NLV Nov 3 '18 at 3:40

In Gnome Shell if I try /usr/lib/indicator-session/gtk-logout-helper --shutdown I obtain the dialog in the screenshot you provided, but when I click on Shut Down I receive another dialog (similar to the first). Only after a second confirm my system shuts down.

This method reaches the second dialog directly via command line?

gnome-session-quit --power-off
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