Fwd: reboot command behaves different on Linux

Frank Fesevur ffes@users.sourceforge.net
Sat Mar 23 22:21:00 GMT 2013

2013/3/23 Anthony Geoghegan:
> I thought about it for a while myself before posting but I concluded your
> choice was a good one: the usefulness of -h for hibernate probably
> outweighed the benefits of retaining compatibility with a more traditional
> (BSD) Unix shutdown. I checked to see if POSIX had anything specified but
> it's not concerned with the shutdown command.

It seems there is not such thing as a *general* shutdown command.
"Every" distribution has its own. Just picked three:

Although they all agree on -r -h -H -P -k and -c. Also noticed that
the Fedora shutdown doesn't require the time option. It defaults to 1

> Having thought about it bit more, I'd like to suggest an upper case -H as
> the option for hibernate.

This would still conflict with the -H of the ones above, but I have no
problem with it. Anyone against changing hibernate to -H?


Problem reports:       http://cygwin.com/problems.html
FAQ:                   http://cygwin.com/faq/
Documentation:         http://cygwin.com/docs.html
Unsubscribe info:      http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple

More information about the Cygwin mailing list