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

halt, reboot, poweroff
stop the system

halt [
-n
] [
-f
]

reboot [
-n
] [
-f
]

poweroff [
-n
] [
-f
]

halt / reboot / poweroff tells init(8) to bring down, reboot, or power off the system. Without -f, it is a shortcut for init 0 / init 6.
 
 
Don't sync before reboot or halt. Note that the kernel and storage drivers may still sync.
 
 
Force halt or reboot, don't call init(8). This is dangerous!

This version of halt is based on runit(8), the following features are not supported and silently ignored:
 
 
to just write the wtmp record.
 
 
to not write the wtmp record.
 
 
to put hard drives in standby mode.
 
 
to shut down network interfaces.

init(8), shutdown(8)

Leah Neukirchen, leah@vuxu.org.
July 29, 2014 Linux