power off system in X minutes

shutdown -h 60
Replace 60 with the number of minutes until you want the machine to shut down. Alternatively give an absolute time in the format hh:mm (shutdown -h 9:30) Or shutdown right away (shutdown -h now)
Sample Output
Broadcast message from root (pts/6) (Sun Aug 23 11:57:32 2009):

The system is going DOWN for system halt in 60 minutes!

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2009-08-23 11:02:39

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