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Date:      Mon, 07 Feb 2011 17:13:07 -0800
From:      Devin Teske <dteske@vicor.com>
To:        Eitan Adler <lists@eitanadler.com>
Cc:        Alokat <mailing@alokat.org>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: shutdown computer after the halt command
Message-ID:  <1297127587.2564.8.camel@dt.vicor.com>
In-Reply-To: <AANLkTi=Wd-z_xphXJKUfrba8wmFRoE9Kf+qYcDuvDSjh@mail.gmail.com>
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On Mon, 2011-02-07 at 19:26 -0500, Eitan Adler wrote:

> >> if I use the *halt* command I just see "the system is halted press any
> >> key to reboot"
> >> How can I fix this?
> 
> shutdown -p now
> don't use halt directly
> 


There's no technical reason to avoid using halt directly other than the
fact that shutdown sends a message to connected users while halt does
not.
--
Devin

P.S. I welcome the rebuttle as a learning experience if the above is not
100% accurate and true (but be-warned... I went around the office
polling _really_ old UNIX hands before making the above statement).



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