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NAMEreboot, halt, poweroff - reboot or stop the system
DESCRIPTIONThese programs allow a system administrator to reboot, halt or poweroff the system.
When called with --force or when in runlevel 0 or 6, this tool invokes the reboot(2) system call itself and directly reboots the system. Otherwise this simply invokes the shutdown(8) tool with the appropriate arguments.
Before invoking reboot(2), a shutdown time record is first written to /var/log/wtmp
- -f, --force
- Does not invoke shutdown(8) and instead performs the actual action you would expect from the name.
- -p, --poweroff
- Instructs the halt command to instead behave as poweroff.
- -w, --wtmp-only
- Does not call shutdown(8) or the reboot(2) system call and instead only writes the shutdown record to /var/log/wtmp
- Outputs slightly more verbose messages when rebooting, useful for debugging problems with shutdown.
- reboot will read the current runlevel from this environment variable if set in preference to reading from /var/run/utmp
- Where the current runlevel will be read from; this file will also be updated with the runlevel record being replaced by a shutdown time record.
- A new runlevel record for the shutdown time will be appended to this file.
AUTHORWritten by Scott James Remnant <firstname.lastname@example.org>
REPORTING BUGSReport bugs at <https://launchpad.net/upstart/+bugs>
COPYRIGHTCopyright © 2009 Canonical Ltd.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
SEE ALSOshutdown(8) telinit(8) runlevel(8)
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