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REBOOT(8)               OpenBSD System Manager's Manual              REBOOT(8)

     reboot, halt - stopping and restarting the system

     halt [-dnpq]
     reboot [-dnq]

     The halt and reboot utilities flush the file system cache to disk, run
     the system shutdown script, send all running processes a SIGTERM (and
     subsequently a SIGKILL) and, respectively, halt or restart the system.
     The action is logged, including entering a shutdown record into the login
     accounting file.

     The options are as follows:

     -d      If the -d option is specified, system will dump crash into swap

     -n      If the -n option is specified, the file system cache is not
             flushed.  This option should probably not be used.

     -q      If the -q option is specified, the system is halted or restarted
             quickly and ungracefully, and only the flushing of the file sys-
             tem cache is performed.  This option should probably not be used.

     -d      If the -d option is specified, the system will create a dump be-
             fore rebooting.  This option is useful for debugging system dump
             procedures or capturing the state of a corrupted or misbehaving

     -p      The -p option causes the system to power down, if it is being
             halted, and the hardware supports automatic power down.  (Cur-
             rently supported on some i386 and sparc platforms.)

     Normally, the shutdown(8) utility is used when the system needs to be
     halted or restarted, giving users advance warning of their impending

     /etc/rc.shutdown - The script which is run at shutdown time.

     sync(1),  utmp(5),  boot_<arch>(8),  savecore(8),  shutdown(8)

     A reboot command appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX.

OpenBSD 2.3                      June 9, 1993                                1

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

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