Fwd: reboot command behaves different on Linux

Frank Fesevur ffes@users.sourceforge.net
Fri Mar 22 15:55:00 GMT 2013

2013/3/22 Thorsten Kampe:
>> > And does anybody ever use that reason thing on the windows shutdown?
>> I know it is used by server versions of Windows. When you request
>> shutdown/reboot you must enter a reason, and it is logged in system logs
>> (don't know exactly where, i guess you can find this in Event viewer).
>> Looks like it's ignored by desktop versions (XP/7/home/whatever).
> This is called the shutdown tracker and it's on by default on server
> systems (non core). Most people simply disable it.

I know that, but I was wondering if anybody ever really uses this
feature from the command line.

And to be more specific, should the cygwin shutdown have an command
line option to give the reason for shutdown. Now it is always "Other


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