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hi Is there any shortcut keys to shutdown linux like the one available in windows? Regards, geetha...
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- 05-16-2008 #1
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Is there any shortcut keys to shutdown linux?
Is there any shortcut keys to shutdown linux like the one available in windows?
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- 05-16-2008 #2
Apart from the magic SysRq key, there is /etc/inittab which has these lines on my system:
# What to do at the "Three Finger Salute". #ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/ctrlaltdel ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -a -t3 -r nowCan't tell an OS by it's GUI
- 05-16-2008 #3
So is SysRq 'p' safe on its own? Or should it still be treated as if it were not syncing or unmounting partitions?
- 05-17-2008 #4
Good questions. Yeah, there is some danger in using SysRq, specially the 'b' option on ext* filesystems. It should invoke fsck on boot though. Which I consider better than staring at a locked system.
The funny thing though, I just read the link I posted above again, and I didn't see the Raising Elephants Is So Utterly Boring before. That seems the safest choice. But I think the OP isn't talking about locked down or crashed systems, but just a quick keystroke to turn off the machine.
I know you can configure the power button on modern machines to cause a clean shutdown. If you are willing to configure your ACPI settings manually that is, because it entails a little more than right-click, left-click, check-box, done. I never thought it worth the trouble.Can't tell an OS by it's GUI
- 05-17-2008 #5
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