How to Restart Mac using Terminal Command

If you want to Restart your Mac (macOS) device using the Terminal command then you can make use of the shutdown command.

In order to restart Mac using Terminal command:
  1. Open Terminal Application, either using spotlight search by pressing Command + Space and typing Terminal,
  2. Now type the command:
    sudo shutdown -r now
  3. The above command will ask you to enter password for the current user logged in.
  4. Once you enter the password your Mac will get rebooted.
Restart Mac using terminal shutdown command
Restart Mac using terminal shutdown command

Note: If you want to shut down your Macbook instead of restarting you can use the command sudo shutdown -h now

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