Re: Updating reboot's default
- Reply: Warner Losh : "Re: Updating reboot's default"
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Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 16:20:57 UTC
[ Charset UTF-8 unsupported, converting... ] > On Tue, Jun 21, 2022 at 8:01 AM Warner Losh <email@example.com> 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. Retract my prior objection based on reboot -r being a re-root. BUTT: shutdown -r requires an argument of "time" And what would the time be? aka if you alias reboot "shutdown -r", when I type reboot I'll end up getting a usage error. This is gona cause some confusion, perhaps you mean to alias reboot "shutdown -r now"? -- Rod Grimes firstname.lastname@example.org