Powering down FreeBSD 5

Tom Vilot tom at vilot.com
Wed Jan 5 16:12:54 PST 2005

Forrest Aldrich wrote:

> Can FreeBSD be configured to actually power off the machine, rather 
> than sit with "Press any key to reboot".
> We're redeploying some servers, and we'd like them to be powered on 
> individually, not powered up upon plug-in to the power cable. 

/sbin/shutdown -p

Although it does depend on the hardware being able to do that. i.e., my 
laptop handles that just fine, but not the old dual processor Xeon here ....

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