Thursday, May 21, 2009
But you can do much more with a shutdown shortcut than merely shut down your PC. You can add any combination of several switches to do extra duty, like this:
shutdown -r -t 01 -c "Rebooting your PC"
Double-clicking on that shortcut will reboot your PC after a one-second delay and display the message "Rebooting your PC." The shutdown command includes a variety of switches you can use to customize it. Table 1-3 lists all of them and describes their use.
Use this technique to create two shutdown shortcuts on your desktop—one for turning off, and one for rebooting. Here are the commands :
shutdown -s -t 03 -c "Bye exil0r"
shutdown -r -t 03 -c "We'll meet soon ;)!"
What it does
Shuts down the PC.
Logs off the current user.
Indicates the duration of delay, in seconds, before performing the action.
Displays a message in the System Shutdown window. A maximum of 127 characters can be used. The message must be enclosed in quotation marks.
Forces any running applications to shut down.
Reboots the PC.
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