: reboot command behaves different on Linux

Andrey Repin anrdaemon@freemail.ru
Sun Mar 24 01:20:00 GMT 2013

Greetings, Frank Fesevur!

> 2013/3/22 Thorsten Kampe:
>>> > 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.

> I know that, but I was wondering if anybody ever really uses this
> feature from the command line.

> And to be more specific, should the cygwin shutdown have an command
> line option to give the reason for shutdown. Now it is always "Other
> (Planned)".

The Linux version have this functionality. Though, it's used a bit
differently... but why wouldn't you use message that is already present in
place, where you want to use a message?

Andrey Repin (anrdaemon@freemail.ru) 24.03.2013, <05:05>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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