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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  WAR-
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       Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA

					   16 Jan 2007					  halt(5)


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