Halting the computer

Rob 'Feztaa' Park feztaa at shaw.ca
Mon Aug 19 15:02:44 PDT 2002


Alas! Antony Stone spake thus:
> On Monday 19 August 2002 9:49 pm, Rob 'Feztaa' Park wrote:
> > 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.

Ah, I see. Well, I'm hoping to get linux to power off my computer too,
I'm tired of reaching down and hitting the button after I shut it down
;)

It's on the list of things to check out during my next kernel compile,
whenever it may be.

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