DOWNTIME(1)DOWNTIME(1)NAMEdowntime - A GTK-based shutdown manager using shutdown(8)SYNOPSISdowntime [ config-file ]
DownTime is a GTK front-end to the standard UNIX shutdown(8) utility,
which must be present in some form on your system for DownTime to func‐
Specify a configuration file on the command-line to override the
default configuration file location.
In order to work correctly, DownTime must be able to locate a shut‐
down(8) binary on the system. If it can't be found in the usual PATH,
DownTime checks for it at "/sbin/shutdown".
Furthermore, users hoping to make use of DownTime must have permission
to execute shutdown(8) successfully (i.e., if you can't do a "shutdown
-p now" from a command-line, DownTime isn't going to work either).
On some systems (such as FreeBSD) the "/sbin/shutdown" binary is setuid
root, so a user simply has to have "execute" permissions on the file. A
thorough explanation of how this might be accomplished is out of scope
here, but "chmod o+rx /sbin/shutdown" might do the trick. Please see
the chmod(1)man(1) page for more information.
On the other hand, some other systems (e.g., at least some Linuxes) do
not implement such a configuration. Please consult the documentation
for your system on how to allow ordinary users to execute shutdown(8)
(DownTime has been verified to work under Ubuntu 8.10 using gksudo).
The DownTime interface is (hopefully!) highly intuitive and should
present no problems for users.
Particular DownTime configurations can be saved to DownTime files. For
instance, if shutdowns of 55 minutes (approximately two TV episodes'
length) and two hours (a common movie length) are regularly used, spec‐
ifications for each can be saved to different DownTime files on the
user's desktop or accessed through panel launchers. DownTime registers
a file type association according to the freedesktop.org standards and
launching a saved DownTime file will open DownTime with that configura‐
tion. If the "Auto run" setting was specified when the file was saved,
a shutdown will automatically be started.
Please note that, as shutdown(8) can only specify shutdowns with a
granularity of one minute, pausing and resuming a shutdown will round
the shutdown timer up to the nearest minute.
~/.downtime default location for stored DownTime settings
DownTime is released under a two-clause BSD license. Please check the
file "COPYRIGHT" in the root of the DownTime source distribution for a
full copy of the license.
Should you wish to contact the DownTime developer(s), please to so via
SEE ALSOchmod(1), shutdown(8)