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HALT(8) 						      System Manager's Manual							   HALT(8)

NAME
halt - abruptly stop the system SYNOPSIS
halt [-f] DESCRIPTION
Halt stops the system almost immediately. The users are not informed about the things to come. Halt is logged in /usr/adm/wtmp and in /usr/adm/authlog, if these files exist. Halt should only be run by the super-user, any other caller will be refused. Halt is a rather rude program. Shutdown(8) is preferred for it performs a more gentle halt routine. Halt -f is even worse, it omits the terminate signals that are normally sent first to all processes to give them a chance to die peace- fully. SEE ALSO
reboot(2), shutdown(8), reboot(8), boot(8). AUTHOR
Edvard Tuinder (v892231@si.hhs.NL) HALT(8)

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SHUTDOWN(8)						      System Manager's Manual						       SHUTDOWN(8)

NAME
shutdown - graciously close the system down SYNOPSIS
shutdown [-hrRmk] [-x code] [time-specification [message]] DESCRIPTION
Shutdown is a program which allows a system operator to close down the system in an nice way. Shutdown informs the users why and when the system is going down. This warning is issued 10 minutes before shutdown time and every minute in the last 5 minutes. At this time (5 min- utes), shutdown creates a file /etc/nologin to prevent new users from logging in. Shutdown keeps a logfile of shutdowns. Every shutdown is registered in /usr/adm/wtmp, if this file exists. After these actions, a call is done to reboot(2) which actually brings the system down. Time-specification may be something like 15:00, 15.00, +15, or now for a shutdown at 3pm (twice), 15 minutes from now, or immediately. The message may be used to describe why the system is going down, it may also be typed on standard input with the -m option. OPTIONS
-h This flag prevents the system from rebooting after the shutdown. The system can now be powered off. This is the default. -r This flag indicates that the system should reboot after shutting down. -R Reboot the system by resetting it. Normally the kernel will try to return to the Boot Monitor. With -R the system will receive a hardware reset. -x code Halt the system and let the Monitor execute the given code as if typed at the monitor prompt. You can for instance use -x 'boot hd0' as a very fast way to reboot "from the top." -m Allows the operator to type a shutdown message on standard input, that will be added to the messages displayed on all terminals. -k This option gives the possibility of terminating an already started shutdown. This is only possible if shutdown time has not yet arrived. -C Check if the system crashed. This option is not used at shutdown time, but at reboot time. It tells if the file systems should be checked by testing if the last entry in the wtmp file is a shutdown entry. (A crude replacement for a file system clean flag.) FILES
/usr/adm/wtmp, /etc/nologin, /usr/adm/authlog SEE ALSO
reboot(2), wall(1), halt(8), boot(8). AUTHOR
Edvard Tuinder (v892231@si.hhs.NL) SHUTDOWN(8)

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