Generally, Linux system users use the command line for managing remote Linux systems. This article will help you to shutdown or reboot Linux system using the command line.
In Linux system just type
reboot init 6 ### Using init command
You can simply use poweroff command to shutdown Linux system. Use sudo for non-root users to provide privileged access.
poweroff init 0 ### Using init command
Schedule to Reboot Linux Instance
Linux shutdown command provides additional features for reboot or shutdown a Linux system. For example, we can define date/time when the server will be rebooted. We can also define some message which will be displayed before reboot to alert users.
shutdown -r time-of-shutdown "message to display"
Reboot server immediately without any message.
shutdown -r now
Reboot server just after 10 minutes without displaying any message.
shutdown -r 10
Reboot server at 02:10 AM with displaying proper message to user.
shutdown -r 02:10 "System is going to reboot..."