Fwd: reboot command behaves different on Linux

Frank Fesevur ffes@users.sourceforge.net
Sat Mar 23 22:21:00 GMT 2013


2013/3/23 Anthony Geoghegan:
> I thought about it for a while myself before posting but I concluded your
> choice was a good one: the usefulness of -h for hibernate probably
> outweighed the benefits of retaining compatibility with a more traditional
> (BSD) Unix shutdown. I checked to see if POSIX had anything specified but
> it's not concerned with the shutdown command.

It seems there is not such thing as a *general* shutdown command.
"Every" distribution has its own. Just picked three:
http://linuxmanpages.net/manpages/fedora18/man8/shutdown.8.html
http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/precise/man8/shutdown.8.html
http://manpages.debian.net/cgi-bin/man.cgi?query=shutdown&apropos=0&sektion=8&manpath=Debian+6.0+squeeze&format=html&locale=en

Although they all agree on -r -h -H -P -k and -c. Also noticed that
the Fedora shutdown doesn't require the time option. It defaults to 1
minute.

> Having thought about it bit more, I'd like to suggest an upper case -H as
> the option for hibernate.

This would still conflict with the -H of the ones above, but I have no
problem with it. Anyone against changing hibernate to -H?

Regards,
Frank

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