Halting the computer
Antony at Soft-Solutions.co.uk
Mon Aug 19 14:32:24 PDT 2002
On Monday 19 August 2002 9:49 pm, Rob 'Feztaa' Park wrote:
> Alas! Antony Stone spake thus:
> > On Monday 19 August 2002 6:38 pm, Chutney Man wrote:
> > > Dumb suggestion, but you could always just halt your system with the
> > > "poweroff" command... I know "halt" doesn't shut the power off on my
> > > system but "poweroff" works ok
> > Very strange. On my system poweroff is simply a symbolic link to halt.
> Not weird at all; it's trivially easy to write a program that behaves
> differently depending on what name it was called with (so a symlink to a
> binary behaves differently than the binary itself).
Oh, I realise that, I was just surprised that since on my system poweroff is
a symbolic link to halt, and both of them shut off the power supply on my
machine, Chutney Man's didn't do the same - ie halt doesn't turn his machine
off but poweroff does.
Anyway, it turns out that now the original poster has disabled SMP support he
can power off his system too.
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