[OpenIndiana-discuss] reboot/shutdown commands (Was: Re: OI boot problem)

Alasdair Lumsden alasdairrr at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 15:09:15 UTC 2011

Hi All,

My proposal would be to add a "Linux/*BSD"-like reboot and shutdown 
command to /usr/gnu/bin

The traditionalist UNIX folk don't typically run /usr/gnu/bin at the 
front of their path, whilst the more progressive amongst us do. So this 
should satisfy both parties.

When I was switching from a Linux/FreeBSD background to Solaris, I found 
the unnecessarily complicated reboot/shutdown situation highly 
frustrating. Typing "init 6" and "init 5" when you mean "reboot" and 
"shutdown" seemed utterly bizarre, and stupid, and angered me.

Rather than do a half-baked shell script that wraps the existing tools, 
I think we should probably do a bit more research and implement 
something a bit more "proper" with similar FreeBSD/Linux like syntax 
(depending on what that syntax is - I haven't looked in a while).



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