svn commit: r216823 - head/sbin/shutdown

Jilles Tjoelker jilles at
Fri Dec 31 14:43:10 UTC 2010

On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 06:06:31PM +0000, 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).

>   It is implemented as a hard link to shutdown(8) and it is equivalent of:

>   	# shutdown -p now

If we go that way, then for consistency reboot(8) and halt(8) should
also be equivalent to calling shutdown -r now and shutdown -h now
respectively, unless conflicting options are given. Linux has a -f
option for what's currently reboot's and halt's default action, and
fastboot(8)/fasthalt(8) could also retain the current behaviour.

I would be in favour of this change.

Jilles Tjoelker

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