I recently made my own Home Entertainment System using Ubuntu Bionic Beaver (18.04 – more on this in later posts) with PLEX, and have a need to shut it down at midnight every night. There are many ways and many utilities to help with this, but since it is a server, we want to keep the overheads as low as possible so that it can dedicate as much resource as possible to serving media files. Luckily the bog standard linux ‘shutdown’ command has its own embedded scheduler.

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