I have a notebook(.nb) which its calculation is time-consuming and long. I can not observe it if the calculation is done or not. Therefore, I want to :

  1. Save the results in the notebook(.nb) ( I do not want to save the data in a .Xls,.CSV,... file) and then
  2. Use a command in that notebook(.n) to shut down the computer from Mathematica when the calculation and saving the data is done.

I wonder if you could possibly help me with this problem.

P.S: I have already searched the documentation and found NotebookSave[] command, but I'm not sure if it is a proper command to save the notebook. However, I couldn't find anything relate to shuting down the computer after calculation.

  • $\begingroup$ I think a similar question has been asked before, but I neither remember it clearly nor the solution if any was given. $\endgroup$
    – Mr.Wizard
    Aug 6, 2014 at 17:50
  • $\begingroup$ I suspect best way to shut down will be to use a command line script. What OS are you running? $\endgroup$
    – Mr.Wizard
    Aug 6, 2014 at 17:53
  • $\begingroup$ @Mr.Wizard: The OS is " Windows 8 ". So you mean there is no way ?! $\endgroup$
    – Shellp
    Aug 6, 2014 at 17:57
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    $\begingroup$ @Mr.Wizard - I think you may have remembered: this $\endgroup$
    – Jagra
    Aug 6, 2014 at 18:20
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    $\begingroup$ How about this? Run[...] should work. $\endgroup$
    – Öskå
    Aug 7, 2014 at 9:53

1 Answer 1


On Windows this works for me:

1 + 1       (*you can add Save or Export here ofc*)
NotebookSave @ EvaluationNotebook[];
Run["shutdown -t 2 -s"];


For command explanation take a look at the link Öskå has provided:



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