Subject: Re: POLL: wscons hotkeys
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Michael C. Richardson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/19/1999 09:24:28
>>>>> "John" == John Nemeth <email@example.com> writes:
John> Some distributions of Linux use c-a-d as a synonym for shutdown.
To be precise, c-a-d means enable a inittab entry called "ca". You can do
anything you like with that line. Shipped is /sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now.
There are some additional checks that are done to see who is permitted to
send that key sequence. You can for instance, insist that root is logged on.
John> Just another datapoint. The common theme seems to be c-a-d generally
John> means reboot/shutdown, except on WinNT where it means 'get me a
John> trusted path to the login screen'.
Actually, it means: get a trusted window that includes an option to go
the login screen, or shutdown, or kill a task, or ...
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