Fwd: reboot command behaves different on Linux

Thorsten Kampe thorsten@thorstenkampe.de
Fri Mar 22 08:54:00 GMT 2013

* Fedin Pavel (Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:53:39 +0400)
> On 22.03.2013 11:44, Frank Fesevur wrote:
> > I'm also considering adding possibility to customize the shutdown
> > message: shutdown -rf 22:00 "Rebooting because of Windows Updates".
> > Who knows...
> >
> > And does anybody ever use that reason thing on the windows shutdown?
> I know it is used by server versions of Windows. When you request 
> shutdown/reboot you must enter a reason, and it is logged in system logs 
> (don't know exactly where, i guess you can find this in Event viewer). 
> Looks like it's ignored by desktop versions (XP/7/home/whatever).

This is called the shutdown tracker and it's on by default on server 
systems (non core). Most people simply disable it.


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