Linux Command Library
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halt

Halt, power-off or reboot the machine

- Power the machine off:
halt

- Reboot the machine:
halt --reboot

halt [OPTIONS...]
poweroff [OPTIONS...]
reboot [OPTIONS...]

halt, poweroff, reboot

may be used to halt, power-off or reboot the machine.

The following options are understood:

--help

Print a short help text and exit.

--halt

Halt the machine, regardless of which one of the three commands is invoked.

-p, --poweroff

Power-off the machine, regardless of which one of the three commands is invoked.

--reboot

Reboot the machine, regardless of which one of the three commands is invoked.

-f, --force

Force immediate halt, power-off, reboot. Do not contact the init system.

-w, --wtmp-only

Only write wtmp shutdown entry, do not actually halt, power-off, reboot.

-d, --no-wtmp

Do not write wtmp shutdown entry.

-n, --no-sync

Don't sync hard disks/storage media before halt, power-off, reboot.

--no-wall

Do not send wall message before halt, power-off, reboot.

On success, 0 is returned, a non-zero failure code otherwise.

These are legacy commands available for compatibility only.

systemd(1), systemctl(1), shutdown(8), wall(1)

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