dxshutdown - Performs various types of automated system shutdown.
The dxshutdown command accepts all of the standard X Toolkit command-line
options, which are documented in the OPTIONS section of the X(1X) reference
The Shutdown Manager application, dxshutdown, provides the system adminis-
trator with a graphical user interface for running user-specified scripts
at shutdown time in addition to performing the following types of automated
+ Halt (and restart console mode)
+ Single-user mode shutdown
+ Message-only shutdown
Dependencies: None. You do not need to configure anything prior to running
You must be root to run Shutdown Manager.
Shutdown Manager also lets the system administrator display one or more
warning messages prior to system shutdown. The dxshutdown command uses the
Tru64 UNIX shutdown command as an API, passing command-line arguments as
specified by application defaults and user inputs.
The Shutdown Manager also provides the following features, which the shut-
down command does not provide:
+ Selection of a preshutdown script to be executed prior to system shut-
+ Easy cancellation for a shutdown while the timed countdown is in pro-
+ Maintenance of an error-and-script output log under
+ Saving and restoring user-selected shutdown options over multiple
invocations of the Shutdown Manager application
For additional information about the graphical user interface, see the
online help volume, which is available from the Help button in the main
window of the Shutdown Manager application.
To start dxshutdown from the graphical user interface:
1. Click on the Application Manager icon on the CDE front panel.
2. Double click on the System_Admin application group icon.
3. Double click on the Daily Admin application group icon.
4. Double click on the Shutdown Manager application icon.
1. To start Shutdown Manager from the command line, enter:
2. To open the Shutdown Manager help volume from the command line, enter
the following command:
/usr/dt/bin/dthelpview -h \
Shutdown Manager executable
Shutdown Manager log file
Shutdown Manager help volume
Shutdown Manager resource file (for option settings)
Commands: fasthalt(8), halt(8), rc0(8), reboot(8), rwalld(8), shutdown(8),