Sunday, December 16, 2007

Get Me Out Of Here!

On Linux, I'm used to shutting the system down using a command like "shutdown -h now".

However, on Windows, so far as I knew, the only way was to go through the Start menu (or use the shutdown menu in Task Manager).

Thanks to Life Hacker for pointing out that Windows has a command-line shutdown command, too.

You can bring your system to a halt quickly using "shutdown -f -t 0".

The "-t 0" says not to wait for applications to exit, but I haven't tried to track down what the "-f" does. If you want to know, Google is your friend :-).

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