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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       reboot - Restarts the machine

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       /usr/sbin/reboot [-dlnq]

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Generates  a  crash  dump of the system before halting it.
       Can be used with any of the other options.  Does  not  log
       the reboot using syslog Does not sync the disks or log the
       reboot using syslog Performs a quick reboot without  first
       shutting  down  running processes; does not log the reboot
       using syslog

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       When the system is running and multiple users  are  logged
       in, use the shutdown -r command to perform a reboot operation.
 If no users are logged in, use the reboot command.

       The reboot command normally stops all  running  processes,
       syncs  the  disks,  logs the reboot, and writes a shutdown
       entry in the login accounting file, /var/adm/wtmp.

       The reboot command uses the sync call to  synchronize  the
       disks,  and  to  perform other shutdown activities such as
       resynchronizing the  hardware  time-of-day  clock.   After
       these activities, the system reboots. By default, the system
 starts and the file systems are automatically checked.
       If  the  start-up  activities  are  successful, the system
       comes up in the default run-level.

       You must have root privileges to use this command.


       Using the -n option can result in file system damage.

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

       To enable the default reboot action, enter: reboot

              This command causes the system to stop all  running
              processes,  sync  the  disks, log the shutdown, and
              perform other routine shutdown and  reboot  activities.
   To shut down the system without logging the
              reboot, enter: reboot -l

              This command shuts down the system and performs all
              shutdown  and reboot activities, except logging the
              shutdown.  To reboot the  system  abruptly,  enter:
              reboot -q

              This  command  reboots  the system abruptly without
              shutting down running processes.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       Specifies the command path Specifies the login  accounting
       file Specifies the path of the syslog daemon

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands:  fsck(8),  halt(8),  init(8),  savecore(8) shutdown(8), syslogd(8)

       Functions: reboot(2), sync(2), syslog(3)

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