how to shutdown linux server

Hello

How can I shutdown a linux server ?

When i use init 0 command, it shuts down but gives a message on console "now you can power off the button"

However I want system to completely turn off ...including chasis. Since I am remotely shutting down, I do not want anyone to be there to push power button off
utlsAsked:
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LazloHCommented:
shutdown -h should work.  What distro and version are you running?
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utlsAuthor Commented:
I am using redhat AS 5
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LazloHCommented:
Init 0 is defined as the HALT run level.  Not a reboot command.  Try the shutdown -h and let me know.
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crzyivan0000Commented:
shutdown now -P
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utlsAuthor Commented:
Right.

Shutdown -h didnt work so I used shutdown now -P ...it worked

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