reboot command behaves different on Linux

marco atzeri
Tue Mar 19 12:09:00 GMT 2013

On 3/19/2013 11:40 AM, Frank Fesevur wrote:
> Hi,
> I noticed that the cygwin reboot works different then the reboot
> command on my (debian based) Linux machines. The cygwin reboot
> requires a time on the command line while the reboot on Linux doesn't
> accept a time and reboots immediately.
> Is there a reason why this is? I can create a patch, if wanted/needed.
> Regards,
> Frank

reboot on cygwin is just a link to shutdown

$ shutdown --help
Usage: shutdown [OPTION]... time
Bring the system down.

   -f, --force      Forces the execution.
   -s, --shutdown   The system will shutdown and power off (if supported)
   -r, --reboot     The system will reboot.
   -h, --hibernate  The system will suspend to disk (if supported)
   -p, --suspend    The system will suspend to RAM (if supported)
   -a, --abort      Aborts execution of formerly started shutdown.
   -x, --exitex     Use ExitWindowsEx rather than InitateSystemShutdown.
       --help       Display this help and exit.
       --version    Output version information and exit.

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