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NAME

       reboot, halt, poweroff - reboot or stop the system

SYNOPSIS

       reboot [OPTION]...  [REBOOTCOMMAND]

       halt [OPTION]...

       poweroff [OPTION]...

DESCRIPTION

       These programs allow a system administrator to reboot, halt or poweroff the system.

       When  called  with  --force  or  when  in runlevel 0 or 6, this tool invokes the reboot(2)
       system call itself (with REBOOTCOMMAND argument passed) and directly reboots  the  system.
       Otherwise  this simply invokes the shutdown(8) tool with the appropriate arguments without
       passing REBOOTCOMMAND argument.

       Before invoking reboot(2), a shutdown time record is first written to /var/log/wtmp

OPTIONS

       -f, --force
              Does not invoke shutdown(8) and instead performs the actual action you would expect
              from the name.

       -p, --poweroff
              Instructs the halt command to instead behave as poweroff.

       -w, --wtmp-only
              Does  not call shutdown(8) or the reboot(2) system call and instead only writes the
              shutdown record to /var/log/wtmp

       --verbose
              Outputs slightly  more  verbose  messages  when  rebooting,  useful  for  debugging
              problems with shutdown.

ENVIRONMENT

       RUNLEVEL
              reboot  will  read  the  current  runlevel from this environment variable if set in
              preference to reading from /var/run/utmp

FILES

       /var/run/utmp
              Where the current runlevel will be read from; this file will also be  updated  with
              the runlevel record being replaced by a shutdown time record.

       /var/log/wtmp
              A new runlevel record for the shutdown time will be appended to this file.

AUTHOR

       Written by Scott James Remnant <scott@netsplit.com>

REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs at <https://launchpad.net/upstart/+bugs>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2009 Canonical Ltd.
       This  is  free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO warranty; not
       even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

       shutdown(8) telinit(8) runlevel(8)