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Linux Cron job to Shutdown Linux server/Desktop system


First, login as the root user and at a shell prompt type crontab -e command so that you can add cronjob:

# crontab -e

OR

# crontab -e -u root

Append the following entry to it to shutdown box at 20:00 hrs [24 hour close format]:

0 20 * * * /sbin/shutdown -h now

Save and close the file.

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