Re: Updating reboot's default
- In reply to: Warner Losh : "Updating reboot's default"
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Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 14:05:40 UTC
On Tue, Jun 21, 2022 at 8:01 AM Warner Losh <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > 15 or 20 years ago, we talked about changing the default for reboot from > 'right now' to being safe shutdown. There were arguments made against it > due to tiny appliances and such. > > Time has past, and this oddity has persisted. It's time to revisit that > decision. > > I'd propose that we keep 'fastboot' and 'fasthalt' having the immediate > behavior. However, the 'reboot' command will switch from '-q' behavior to > '-r' behavior. > > I'll update the man page, etc to reflect these new defaults. Most of the > systems I've been on in the last 10-15 years have had some flavor of 'alias > reboot reboot -r' in their login scripts and/or made shell scripts that did > this. This will match what everybody else is doing, and will likely result > in less astonishment rather than more, even though it changes a > long-standing default behavior. > > Comments? > I slightly misspoke here. I'm proposing we change the default to like 'shutodwn -r' not to re-root the system... Sorry for any confusion. Warner > > Warner > >