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Restart, shutsdown, logoff Windows from command line

It’s often need to restart, shutsdown, logoff Windows from command line. For example, if you connect to OS via remote desktop protocol you can’t restart/shutdown it from UI.
In such case you can use next:

shutdown -r
restarts os

shutdown -s
shutdown os

shutdown -l
logoff os

shutdown -t xx
where xx is number of seconds to wait till shutdown/restart/logoff

shutdown -i
gives you a dialog box to fill in what function you want to use

shutdown -a
aborts the previous shutdown command....very handy!

Additional options:

force the selected action

Thanx to http://stackoverflow.com/a/162305

Install Pantheon shell on Ubuntu Linux

Today i’am going to show you how to install great minimalistic and beautiful Linux shell named Pantheon on Ubuntu.

First of all, install Ubuntu minimal from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD

After that, see below.

1. Install util for repositories managing:

apt-get install python-software-properties

2. Install Pantheon shell:

apt-add-repository -y ppa:elementary-os/stable
apt-get update
apt-get install elementary-desktop

3. Check installed gala and switchboard packets:

apt-get install gala
apt-get install switchboard-plug-pantheon-shell

4. Install Pantheon tweaks:

apt-add-repository ppa:versable/elementary-update
apt-get update
apt-get install elementary-tweaks

5. Reboot.

And you’ll got this:

See also http://www.binarytides.com/install-pantheon-ubuntu/
Here is txt file for VirtualBox installation: pantheon install