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CTRLALTDEL(8)			    Linux Programmer's Manual			    CTRLALTDEL(8)

       ctrlaltdel - set the function of the Ctrl-Alt-Del combination

       ctrlaltdel hard | soft

       Based  on  examination of the linux/kernel/sys.c code, it is clear that there are two sup-
       ported functions that the Ctrl-Alt-Del sequence can perform: a hard reset,  which  immedi-
       ately reboots the computer without calling sync (2) and without any other preparation; and
       a soft reset, which sends the SIGINT (interrupt) signal	to  the  init  process	(this  is
       always the process with PID 1).	If this option is used, the init (8) program must support
       this feature.  Since there are now several init	(8)  programs  in  the	Linux  community,
       please consult the documentation for the version that you are currently using.

       ctrlaltdel is usually used in the /etc/rc.local file.


       simpleinit(8), init(8)

       Peter Orbaek (poe@daimi.aau.dk)

Linux 1.2				 25 October 1993			    CTRLALTDEL(8)
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