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I would like to know whats the best way to call a REST web service when a Linux server is shutting down.

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

For Debian/Ubuntu based linux distros just;

Write a script, give it a name i.e. all_hail_lord_cthulu.sh in the the example below, then run;

update-rc.d -f all_hail_lord_cthulu.sh reboot 90 0 6 .

For RHEL based linux distros it's a bit more flexible/complex - have a look HERE

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