svn commit: r216823 - head/sbin/shutdown

Pawel Jakub Dawidek pjd at
Fri Dec 31 14:27:10 UTC 2010

On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 01:27:04AM +0000, Alexander Best wrote:
> On Thu Dec 30 10, Pawel Jakub Dawidek wrote:
> > Author: pjd
> > Date: Thu Dec 30 18:06:31 2010
> > New Revision: 216823
> > URL:
> > 
> > Log:
> >   For compatibility with Linux and Solaris add poweroff(8).
> any thoughts on adding a 'shutdown -c' switch for compatibility reasons?
> right now the only way to revert a scheduled shutdown is to send a sigterm.
> 'shutdown -c' would provide an easier way and in addition to that using
> 'shutdown -c reason', admins could issue a notice to users why a scheduled
> shutdown was aborted.
> this is the explanation for the -c option from the linux shutdown(8) manual:
> "-c
>     Cancel an already running shutdown. With this option it is of course not
>     possible to give the time argument, but you can enter a explanatory message
>     on the command line that will be sent to all users."

I'm not against such a change:)

Pawel Jakub Dawidek             
pjd at                 
FreeBSD committer                         Am I Evil? Yes, I Am!
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