POPFile Silent Shutdown Utility

(stop_pf.exe)

This utility shuts POPFile down silently, without opening a browser window.

The “Shutdown POPFile silently” shortcut on the Start Menu uses this utility with the /SHOWERRORS option and the UI port number selected during the installation. The utility can also be used in a batch file.

Usage:

STOP_PF           <PORT>
STOP_PF  <REPORT> <PORT>
STOP_PF           <PORT> <PASSWORD>
STOP_PF  <REPORT> <PORT> <PASSWORD>

where <PORT> is the port number used to access the POPFile User Interface (normally 8080).

The optional <REPORT> value can be:

  • /SHOWNONE (no messages shown)
  • /SHOWERRORS (only error messages shown)
  • /SHOWALL (success or error messages always shown)

(/SHOWNONE is the default setting used if <REPORT> is not supplied)

The optional <PASSWORD> value is the password (no spaces allowed) for the POPFile User Interface. The “no spaces allowed” restriction is a limitation imposed by the current version of this utility.

Running the utility without any parameters (e.g. by double-clicking the program's icon) will display a help screen.

A success/fail error code is always returned which can be checked in a batch file:

@ECHO OFF
START /WAIT STOP_PF /SHOWNONE 8080
IF ERRORLEVEL 1 GOTO FAILED
ECHO Shutdown succeeded
GOTO DONE
  *FAILED
ECHO **** Shutdown failed ****
  *DONE

(The /WAIT option ensures that the batch file waits until this utility exits, otherwise the batch file will not test the utility's return code)

 
howtos/silentshutdown.txt · Last modified: 2008/02/08 19:49 (external edit)

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