Windows Command Line Graceful Startup and Shutdown possible?

Hey All,

I’ve search the command line help ( and google isn’t my friend on this one, I’m looking to make sure that Syncthing can be started up and closed down from the task scheduler on windows, while I know I can taskkill /f /im, etc, I would like to make sure it’s closed down gracefully, so any files being written or read, etc, are not corrupted. (I know start up is possible, but I’m worried a startup fail will happen if the shutdown wasn’t proper)

Is is possible from command-line, i.e. syncthing.exe -shutdown and then it will wait until an operation is complete and the close itself?

Thanks for your time in this.

curl -X POST -H X-API-Key:yourapikey http://localhost:8384/rest/system/shutdown

(Or the powershell equivalent; I know powershell has “curl” but not sure if the options match up.)

I’m not confident with powershell to know if I would be doing it correct of not.

was hoping for a windows command line switch to be the solution.

If you’re using SyncTrayzor there are command line flags to can pass to it to start and stop syncthing gracefully. That might not fit your use case though.

taskill (without the /f option) sends a termination signal to the syncthing process which in turn should handle the signal and shut down properly.

taskill /f on the other hand will basically murder the process.

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