Subject: powerdown(8)
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/14/2000 15:34:36
The following patch implements a "poweroff" command which is equivalent to
"halt -p", but allows powering down the system from an exec(2) call, e.g.
via a user which has "poweroff" as login shell. The command name is
modeled after Solaris.

The patch can be found at .

Please let me know if you have any objections, else I'll commit this
somewhen next week. Thanks!

 - Hubert

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