I had to leave and my computer had to perform a task for another hour. I didn’t want to leave it running more than necessary while I was away.
A solution: program the system to shut down (in this case Windows 10).
Here’s how to program the system shutdown:
open a terminal under windows (command “cmd”) and type
Shutdown /s /t 3600
Replace the 3600 with the number of seconds to stop.
For more details about the command : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/shutdown
Under Linux the command is the same “shutdown” but the syntax is a bit different, to shut down the computer after 60 minutes:
- open a terminal
Shutdown -h 60or
A stop can also be programmed at a specific time:
Shutdown -h 16:00
In case of error, cancel the stop with the command:
Note that it is necessary to have administrator rights (root) to enter these commands under linux, a facility is to precede the commands with the command “sudo”.
For more details about the command “shutdown” under linux : https://www.commandlinux.com/man-page/man8/shutdown.8.html