Shutdown scripts for OSMC


The default SSH user name for OSMC is osmc, password osmc

  • Key in :
  • cd /etc
  • sudo nano irswitch.sh
  • Copy and paste the following text into the editor window
    #!/bin/bash
    # this is the GPIO pin receiving the shut-down signal
    GPIOpin1=14
    echo "$GPIOpin1" > /sys/class/gpio/export
    echo "in" > /sys/class/gpio/gpio$GPIOpin1/direction
    while true; do
      sleep 1
      power=$(cat /sys/class/gpio/gpio$GPIOpin1/value)
      if [ $power != 0 ]; then
        sudo systemctl stop mediacenter
        echo "out" > /sys/class/gpio/gpio$GPIOpin1/direction
        echo "1" > /sys/class/gpio/gpio$GPIOpin1/value
        sleep 3
        sudo shutdown -h now
      fi
    done
  • Press ctrl+x to exit, y to confirm, enter to save the file
  • Key in
    sudo chmod +x irswitch.sh
  • The above RemotePi Board shutdown script needs to be registered as a service, key in
    cd /etc/systemd/system
    sudo nano irswitch.service
  • Copy and paste the following text into the editor window
    [Unit]
    Description=RemotePi Service
    After=systemd-modules-load.service
    [Service]
    Type=simple
    ExecStart=/etc/irswitch.sh
    [Install]
    WantedBy=multi-user.target

  • Press ctrl+x to exit, y to confirm, enter to save the file
  • Key in
    sudo systemctl enable irswitch.service

The following additional script enables the RemotePi Board to cut off the power, after OSMC has been shut down from the on-screen menu.

  • Key in
  • sudo nano /etc/shutdown.sh
  • Copy and paste the following contents
  • #!/bin/bash
    REBOOT_GREP=$(systemctl list-units --type=target | grep reboot)
    SHUTDOWN_GREP=$(systemctl list-units --type=target | grep shutdown)
    if [ "$SHUTDOWN_GREP" ] && [ ! "$REBOOT_GREP" ]; then
      # the condition above makes sure, that the shutdown sequence is not run on reboot 
      GPIOpin=15
      GPIOpin1=14
      echo "$GPIOpin" > /sys/class/gpio/export
      echo "out" > /sys/class/gpio/gpio$GPIOpin/direction
      echo "1" > /sys/class/gpio/gpio$GPIOpin/value
      sleep 0.125
      echo "0" > /sys/class/gpio/gpio$GPIOpin/value
      sleep 0.2
      echo "1" > /sys/class/gpio/gpio$GPIOpin/value
      sleep 0.4
      echo "0" > /sys/class/gpio/gpio$GPIOpin/value
      echo "$GPIOpin1" > /sys/class/gpio/export
      echo "out" > /sys/class/gpio/gpio$GPIOpin1/direction
      echo "1" > /sys/class/gpio/gpio$GPIOpin1/value
      sleep 4
    fi
  • Press ctrl+x to exit, y to confirm, enter to save the file
  • After saving the file, mark it as executable with
    sudo chmod +x /etc/shutdown.sh
  • Key in
  • sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/irswitch2.service
  • Copy and paste the following text into the editor window
    [Unit]
    Description=RemotePi Board Shutdown Service
    Before=multi-user.target
    Conflicts=shutdown.target
    [Service]
    ExecStart=/bin/true
    ExecStop=/etc/shutdown.sh
    Type=oneshot
    RemainAfterExit=yes
    [Install]
    WantedBy=multi-user.target
  • Press ctrl+x to exit, y to confirm, enter to save the file
  • Key in
    sudo systemctl enable irswitch2.service

  • Reboot one time
  • After reboot you can use the RemotePi Board to power cycle OSMC
(thanks to Daniel G. for the OSMC shutdown by script, thanks to Pavol Kökörčin for helping with improvements to the above script)

    The above scripts have been tested and are confirmed to work with with OSMC version 20180109. Although not yet tested, they most likely will work with newer versions as well.

    This page was last updated 21-Apr-2018