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Linux 2.6 - man page for halt (linux section 5)

halt(5) 							   File Formats 							   halt(5)

NAME
halt - variables that affect the behavior of the shutdown scripts
DESCRIPTION
The /etc/default/halt file contains variable settings in POSIX format: VAR=VAL Only one assignment is allowed per line. Comments (starting with '#') are also allowed.
OPTIONS
The following variables can be set. HALT If set to poweroff the system will be powered down after it has been brought down. This is the default. If set to halt the system will only be halted after it has been brought down. What exactly this means depends on your hardware. NETDOWN Setting this to no prevents shutdown from shutting down the network intefaces. This is necessary to use Wake-On-Lan. Setting it to yes causes shutdown to also bring down the network interfaces (and thus prevent the machine from being woken up remotely).
SEE ALSO
halt(8), shutdown(8).
AUTHOR
Casper Gielen <casper@gielen.name>
COPYRIGHT
This manual page is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This manual page is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MER- CHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this manual page; if not, write to the Free Software Founda- tion, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA 16 Jan 2007 halt(5)

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