Stupid question regarding reboot and poweroff

Aleksander Alekseev afiskon at
Sun Sep 18 10:23:57 UTC 2016

> man shutdown says
>      Calling “poweroff” is equivalent to running:
>            shutdown -p now
> and they're the same executable hard linked.
> reboot is the same executable as halt. They don't warn logged on users
> in the same way as shutdown does. man  reboot says
>      Normally, the shutdown(8) utility is used when the system needs to be
>      halted or restarted, giving users advance warning of their
> impending doom
>      and cleanly terminating specific programs.

I see. Thank you!

Best regards,
Aleksander Alekseev

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