On Mon, 21 Jul 2003, Pierrick Brossin wrote:
> > you're discouraged to use "halt" and "reboot" cauz it's not a good way to
> > stop FreeBSD,... also there command "fasthalt", "fastboot"...
> Why isn't it a good way?
It's not that halt(8) and reboot(8) aren't safe, they're just rude if
you're running a multi-user system. :) If you have multiple users, you
can use the shutdown(8) command, which will let you specify a time till
reboot. For example
shutdown -r +5
will reboot in five minutes, and it will send out countdown messages to
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