shutdown computer after the halt command

Devin Teske dteske at
Tue Feb 8 01:13:09 UTC 2011

On Mon, 2011-02-07 at 19:26 -0500, Eitan Adler wrote:

> >> if I use the *halt* command I just see "the system is halted press any
> >> key to reboot"
> >> How can I fix this?
> shutdown -p now
> don't use halt directly

There's no technical reason to avoid using halt directly other than the
fact that shutdown sends a message to connected users while halt does

P.S. I welcome the rebuttle as a learning experience if the above is not
100% accurate and true (but be-warned... I went around the office
polling _really_ old UNIX hands before making the above statement).

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