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Date:      8 Feb 2011 02:54:51 -0000
From:      John Levine <johnl@iecc.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        amvandemore@gmail.com
Subject:   Re: shutdown computer after the halt command
Message-ID:  <20110208025451.24154.qmail@joyce.lan>
In-Reply-To: <AANLkTimXnCVBbZ1xz=jRMXGfg6Bka2vns_icg+06O9ZT@mail.gmail.com>

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>I used to believe that until I was shown I was wrong.  The easiest way to
>see you're wrong is to drop to ttyv0  then do one of each like a reboot then
>a shutdown -r now.  In the latter case, you'll notice /etc/rc.d/ and
>/usr/local/etc/rc.d/ stop scripts being processed but not so in the former.

Uh, no.  shutdown or halt signals init, and init runs /etc/rc.shutdown
which runs all the shutdown scripts.  The only extra work that
shutdown does is to blat lots of warnings onto the ttys.

Read the man pages for shutdown, halt, and init if you believe otherwise.

Regards,
John Levine, johnl@iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
Please consider the environment before reading this e-mail. http://jl.ly



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