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    Need some basic of linux shutdown command

    The Linux shutdown command carries out from within a Graphical User Interface does not actually require understanding of what takes place when you are prepared to turn off your system for the day. On the other hand, it requirements to be understood by people who work in text mode and those who may desire to someday become Linux administrators. Essentially, there are even additional commands that be able to be used to shut down a UNIX or Linux system such as the poweroff, init, and halt commands. There are differences connecting them; therefore, there's some confusion regarding which one is supposed to be used.

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    Re: Need some basic of linux shutdown command

    The poweroff command is hardly ever used and the init command is able to be avoided- unless you necessitate controlling the system's work level. Incidentally, the work level 0 it is halt and causes a shut down, but like poweroff, you actually do not necessitate to problem in it immediately to shut down. The majority of the misunderstanding surrounds the question of when to utilize the halt command and when to utilize the Linux shutdown command.

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    Re: Need some basic of linux shutdown command

    You may have been told that using halt might be destructive to the computer because it does not permit it to work essential shutdown processes which might cause a loss of information and file corruption, particularly if issued during a working process such as a back-up. Immediately as there are confident processes that must work for a system to get up and going, likewise there are processes that necessitate to be killed for it to correctly shutdown in order to maintain stability.

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    Re: Need some basic of linux shutdown command

    At the same time as it's definitely true that even Linux and UNIX, as stable as they are, necessitate to be shut down correctly, it's not completely accurate to say that you always jeopardize a system by using the halt command. The variety of distributions as well as the versions within a single allocation is able to have sharp differences. No one be able to be recognizable with the entire of them so the basics are learned and applied across the board, but this does not erase the necessitate to learn your distro of choice.

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    Re: Need some basic of linux shutdown command

    There are a number of flavors of Linux, Fedora 10 figures in the middle of them, in which the halt command is presently as safe to utilize as the Linux shutdown command for the reason that it invokes the appropriate working of necessary shutdown processes. You have heard that the similar is true for Centos 5.3 and OpenSUSe 11.1, but my personal experience is with Fedora. The point is that even though something might be true the majority of the time, in the majority cases, and with most systems, you capacity have a distro that is an exception to the rule.

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