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Unix Administration Clarification
Authored by: ktohg on Apr 04, '03 11:49:27AM

I just wanted to clarify a point of Unix Administration. This isn't anything to do with an joke or anything. but under Unix or a command line it is recomended to use shutdown instead of halt or reboot. shutdown is far more friendly allowing you to set a delay and a message that everyone can see in there terminals. (In fact halt and reboot call shutdown with a time of 'now'

shutdown now "Halting now just because"
shutdown -r 5 "Rebooting due to software update."

Now the users can close there editors and such before the system goes down.

I know this is probubly more for servers and such and is kinda insignifigant on Mac OS X. But OSX is Unix and all good Unix users should know.



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