shutdown -h now -- why leave power on?
dacut at kanga.org
Thu Sep 29 20:27:09 PDT 2005
Something I've always wondered (and been a bit annoyed with)... why does
"shutdown -h now" respond with:
Shutting down ACPI
The operating system has halted.
Please press any key to reboot.
I realise this is a BSDism, but I've never understood the point. Why
not keep ACPI running and instruct it to shut down the machine? Amongst
other things, it makes it easier to do a remote power cycle with WoL
(and other situations where you might not necessarily have a keyboard
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