Fast partial reboot?

Tim Erlin listmail at
Mon Jun 6 15:02:43 GMT 2005

Paul Hoffman wrote:
> Greetings again. Under 5.x, is there a way to quickly reboot FreeBSD if
> I'm not sitting at the console? I want the equivalent of, if I were
> sitting at the console, 'shutdown now' followed by specifying '/bin/sh'
> followed by 'exit'.


Sounds like you're looking for 'shutdown -r now'

You might check the man page for shutdown to verify that's what you
want. There's also 'fastboot' or 'reboot' which doesn't notify users and
cleanly terminate running processes.

--Tim Erlin

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