Shutdown Command For Mac

  1. Shutdown Command For Mac Catalina
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  • When a dialog box appears, click the Shut Down button. Press and hold the power button to force your Mac to shut down. You can also force shutdown your Mac by pressing the Control+Option+Command+Eject keystroke combination. Generally, a force shutdown is handy if your entire Mac suddenly freezes or hangs, making it unresponsive.
  • The command you are after is shutdown.This informs all users that the machine is going to be shutdown and tells all apps to close files etc. The command takes a parameter -h, -r or -s to shut down, restart or sleep the Mac. The command has to be run as root so you.

Shut Down Your PC Using the Command Prompt. Start by pressing the Windows + R keys to open the Run window. From there, type “cmd” in the box and then select the “OK” button. This will open the Command Prompt. Here, type shutdown /s. Once you press Enter, a message will appear letting you know that Windows will shut down in less than a.

We can find mac address (physical address) of a computer using the command ‘getmac‘. This can be used to get mac address for remote computers also. Below are few examples on how to use this command. It works on XP, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2003 and Server 2008 operating systems.

Get mac addresses from CMD

Just run the command getmac to get the mac addresses. Find an example below.

This command does not show mac addresses for the network connections which are disabled. You can run ncpa.cpl and check which NICs are disabled. Further, I have received comments that this command does not help identify the mac address for a specific device. For example, if I need to get the mac address for my WiFi card, output of getmac command is not helpful. We can use ipconfig command to deal with this.

Get mac address of a remote computer

We can retrieve the mac addressses for a remote computer using nbtstat command.

Alternatively, We can run the below command to retrieve the mac addresses of a remote computer.

remote_computer : Full name of the remote computer or IP address
username and password are of the account on the remote computer.


If you do not want to specify the password, you can skip /p parameter. You will be prompted to enter the password and the command execution will take place after that.


Using getmac command we can retrieve the mac addresses of the machines running windows OS only. If you try this for a Linux machine you would get the error “The RPC server is unavailable.”

If you provide incorrect password, the command would fail with the error message “Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password.

Also Read:
Windows CMD commands reference

Last updated on July 19th, 2019 at 06:34 am

More often everyone shutdown there computer simply by clicking on Power button but few people use a command prompt to shut down their computer. Command prompt provides lot more feature along with shutting down option. Some of these are Restart, Log Off, Set a display message if exceeds time limit and lot more. Here we are going to discuss some of these options that how to perform them using the command prompt.

You can perform this on Windows 7/8/10.

How to Shutdown Computer using cmd

  • Open the command prompt by typing windows key+ R (write cmd and press enter).
  • Enter the below command and then press Enter key.

How to Restart PC using the command prompt

  • Again open cmd as done above. Enter the below command and press Enter key. This will restart your computer.

Logging Off current user cmd

Shutdown Command For Mac Catalina

  • In the command prompt, enter the below command to log off the current user.

Display text message before Shut down PC

  • To show a display message as a reason to shut down your computer enter below command. This often we require when some other work or restricted time limit is there. You can write any message inside the quotation. Here 100 is time (in seconds).

Shut down Remote PC

For this, you must have administrative access to that PC that you want to shut down. If you don’t have administrative access then you can not be able to access that PC from your PC. Type the below command and press enter. Replace target PC name here with your target PC name.

Shut down your PC without any warning or notification

If you want to shut down your computer without any prior warning, enter below command and press enter.

Hibernate your Local Computer

To hibernate your own PC enter the below command and press enter

If you need more functions regarding above you can check more commands in the screenshot below


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