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Re: User manual: basic commands chapter

On Wed, 10 Dec 1997, Thalia L. Hooker wrote:

> I wonder if it is a good thing to tell users that they can also use
> ctrl-alt-del to also shutdown their system? Suppose the user doesn't
> remember whether they set up their system for C+A+D. It seems that they
> would do more harm to their system by trying C+A+D if the event they had
> not set this option. Alternatively, is there a way that users could tell
> whether they have set this option? If so, then you could perhaps mention it
> in this section.

It's defined in /etc/inittab .
In a "default" Debian installation it looks like this:

# What to do when CTRL-ALT-DEL is pressed.
ca:12345:ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t1 -h now

Enrique Zanardi						   ezanardi@ull.es
Dpto. Fisica Fundamental y Experimental			Univ. de La Laguna

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