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NAME

       ctrlaltdel - set the function of the Ctrl-Alt-Del combination

SYNOPSIS

       ctrlaltdel hard|soft

DESCRIPTION

       Based  on  examination  of  the  linux/kernel/sys.c  code,  it is clear that there are two
       supported functions that the Ctrl-Alt-Del  sequence  can  perform:  a  hard  reset,  which
       immediately   reboots   the  computer  without  calling  sync(2)  and  without  any  other
       preparation; and a soft reset, which sends the  SIGINT  (interrupt)  signal  to  the  init
       process  (this  is  always  the  process with PID 1).  If this option is used, the init(8)
       program must support this feature.  Since there are now several init(8)  programs  in  the
       Linux  community,  please consult the documentation for the version that you are currently
       using.

       ctrlaltdel is usually used in the /etc/rc.local file.

FILES

       /etc/rc.local

SEE ALSO

       simpleinit(8), init(8)

AUTHOR

       Peter Orbaek (poe@daimi.aau.dk)

AVAILABILITY

       The  ctrlaltdel  command  is  part  of  the  util-linux  package  and  is  available  from
       ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.