Fwd: reboot command behaves different on Linux

Adam Dinwoodie Adam.Dinwoodie@metaswitch.com
Mon Mar 25 14:04:00 GMT 2013

Earnie Boyd wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 5:53 AM, Frank Fesevur wrote:
>> 2013/3/23 David T-G:
>>> % This would still conflict with the -H of the ones above, but I have no
>>> % problem with it. Anyone against changing hibernate to -H?
>>> What about 'b' for hi'b'ernate?
>> That was my original suggestion, but Anthony liked the -H better.
>> I have given it a thought over the weekend and since the -H conflicts
>> with -H of the Linux shutdown commands, I think I prefer the -b as
>> short for hibernate.
> To me -b sounds like 'b;inary how about -s for 's'leep since sleep is
> synonymous with hibernate.

Sleep is very definitely not synonymous with hibernate!  Sleeping puts the
computer in a low-power mode, but keeps the computer turned on with data in
RAM.  Hibernating writes the contents of the RAM to disk, then completely
powers down the computer.

Adam Dinwoodie

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