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Re: Debian GNU/Linux Reference Card under construction

On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 11:11:51AM +0200, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> > >  - what's the different between poweroff and halt? They're probably not
> > > 	both necessary.
> > 
> > AFAIK, halt doesn't switch off the system, poweroff does.
> Lol. lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            4 2004-04-15 09:56 /sbin/poweroff -> halt


-p     When halting the system, do a poweroff. This is the
       default when halt is called as poweroff.


          (RB_HALT_SYSTEM, 0xcdef0123; since 1.1.76). The message `System
          halted.' is printed, and the system is halted.  Control is given
          to the ROM monitor, if there is one. If not preceded by a sync(2),
          data will be lost.

          (0x4321fedc; since 2.1.30).  The message `Power down.' is printed,
          the system is stopped, and all power is removed from the system,
          if possible.  If not preceded by a sync(2), data will be lost.

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