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


Marc Ramirez
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