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Linux 2.6 - man page for reboot (linux section 8)

reboot(8)										reboot(8)

NAME
       reboot, halt, poweroff - reboot or stop the system

SYNOPSIS
       reboot [OPTION]...

       halt [OPTION]...

       poweroff [OPTION]...

DESCRIPTION
       These 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) sys-
       tem call itself and directly reboots the system.  Otherwise this simply invokes the  shut-
       down(8) tool with the appropriate arguments.

       Before invoking reboot(2), a shutdown time record is first written to /var/log/wtmp

OPTIONS
       -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

       --verbose
	      Outputs  slightly  more verbose messages when rebooting, useful for debugging prob-
	      lems with shutdown.

ENVIRONMENT
       RUNLEVEL
	      reboot will read the current runlevel from this  environment  variable  if  set  in
	      preference to reading from /var/run/utmp

FILES
       /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.

       /var/log/wtmp
	      A new runlevel record for the shutdown time will be appended to this file.

AUTHOR
       Written by Scott James Remnant <scott@netsplit.com>

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs at <https://launchpad.net/upstart/+bugs>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 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 ALSO
       shutdown(8) telinit(8) runlevel(8)

Upstart 				    2009-07-09					reboot(8)


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