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Re: Debian GNU/Linux Reference Card under construction

Eduard Bloch <edi@gmx.de> writes:

> > >  - 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

You point being?

It is quite normal for programs to bahave differently (most often
different default flags) when called with different names.

According to the manualpage 'poweroff' is more or less equivalent to
'halt -p'.

Just like /bin/{gunzip,gzip,uncompress,zcat} is all hardlinks to the
smae file.

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