|SHUTDOWN(8)||System Manager's Manual||SHUTDOWN(8)|
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shutdownprovides an automated shutdown procedure for superusers to nicely notify users when the system is shutting down, saving them from system administrators, hackers, and gurus, who would otherwise not bother with such niceties. When the
shutdowncommand is issued without options the system is placed in single user mode at the indicated time after shutting down all system services. The options are as follows:
-rcauses system to perform a dump. This option is useful for debugging system dump procedures or capturing the state of a corrupted or misbehaving system. See savecore(8) for information on how to recover this dump.
-koption does not actually halt the system, but leaves the system multi-user with logins disabled (for all but superuser).
-rprevents the normal sync(2) before stopping the system.
-pflag is passed on to halt(8), causing machines which support automatic power down to do so after halting.
shutdownexecs reboot(8) at the specified time.
shutdownwill bring the system down and may be the word now (indicating an immediate shutdown) or specify a future time in one of two formats: +number, or yymmddhhmm, where the year, month, and day may be defaulted to the current system values. The first form brings the system down in number minutes and the second at the absolute time specified.
-’ is supplied as an option, the warning message is read from the standard input.
shutdownexits. At shutdown time a message is written in the system log, containing the time of shutdown, who initiated the shutdown and the reason. A terminate signal is then sent to init to bring the system down to single-user state (depending on above options). The time of the shutdown and the warning message are placed in /etc/nologin and should be used to inform the users about when the system will be back up and why it is going down (or anything else). You can cancel a scheduled shutdown with the kill(1) command by killing the shutdown process.
shutdowncommand appeared in 4.0BSD.
|January 21, 2015||OpenBSD-current|