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The shutdown command brings the system down in a secure way. When the shutdown is initiated, all logged-in users and processes are notified that the system is going down, and no further logins are allowed. You can shut down your system immediately or at the specified time.

Just like Debian 10, CentOS 8, Ubuntu 20.04, Linux Mint 20 is also a very popular distribution of Linux and is used very frequently. Because of its lighter weight, it is preferred by a much larger community of users.

Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform Linux Mint related queries.

In this context, we shall look into the methods of shutting down a Linux Mint 20 system.


Methods of Shutting Down Linux Mint 20

If you wish to shut down your Linux Mint 20 system, then you can try any of the following methods.


1. Using the Shutdown Button in Linux Mint 20

i. For approaching the shutdown button in Linux Mint 20, you have to locate the Mint menu icon and click on it.

ii. After clicking on this icon, the Mint menu will appear on your screen. From this menu, you have to click on the red shutdown button.

iii. When you will click on this button, instead of immediately shutting down your Linux Mint 20 system, you will be presented with a dialogue box with a few options. 

You need to select the “Shut Down” option from this dialogue box to immediately shut down your Linux Mint 20 system.


2. Using the “shutdown” Command in Linux Mint 20:

You can also run the “shutdown” command via the Linux Mint 20 terminal for shutting down your system in the following manner with the command:

sudo shutdown

You must run the “shutdown” with the “sudo” keyword, otherwise, it will generate an error message.

When you will run this command, it will display a message on the terminal that your computer system will shut down exactly after one minute.


3. Using the “shutdown –poweroff” Command in Linux Mint 20:

Another command for shutting down your Linux Mint 20 system via the terminal is “shutdown –poweroff” which can be used in the following manner:

shutdown --poweroff

When you will run this command, it will display a message on the terminal that your computer system will shut down exactly after one minute.


4. Using the “systemctl poweroff” Command in Linux Mint 20:

The last command with which you can shut down your Linux Mint 20 system is “systemctl poweroff” which can be used in the following manner with the command:

systemctl poweroff

The best thing about this command is that it does not delay the shutdown process even for a second rather it immediately shuts down your Linux Mint 20 system without displaying any messages.


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