How to Turn Off your PC using Ubuntu Terminal

By Rashid •  December 3rd, 2020 • 

Everyone knows how to turn off your PC using the graphical user interface. In this blog post, let’s check how to power off your PC using Ubuntu terminal.

You can make use of the command poweroff for this purpose. Launch your terminal using the keyboard shortcut ctrl + alt + T. Then just execute the following command. You may need to type in your password.

sudo poweroff

This will results in immediate shutting down of your Ubuntu PC.

turn off ubuntu

That’s how you power off your Ubuntu PC using terminal. I hope you find this article useful.


I am a fan of Ubuntu and I love all popular free and open source softwares. I wish everyone should try and support open source projects.

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