60 seconds to shutdown

Paul Dickson paul at permanentmail.com
Mon Mar 13 18:19:03 UTC 2006

On Mon, 13 Mar 2006 03:59:43 -0800 (PST), Leslie Satenstein wrote:

> I did a shutdown -t sec 60 and what appeared was a message that
> shutdown would be in 60 minutes.
> Is there a bug in the shutdown command, and is that the reason that
> the 60 second count down does not appear to be working.

Reread the shutdown man file.  You should have used "shutdown -t 60".

In your version, the 60 got interpreted as the minutes portion of HH:MM.


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