Bug 45768 - "halt" does not turn off the system
"halt" does not turn off the system
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: usermode (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-06-25 04:38 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-25 04:38:36 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2001-06-25 04:38:31 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0)

Description of problem:
Command "halt" does not turn off system's power like it did in RedHat 
6.x/7.0. I have to use "halt -p" or "poweroff" to turn off the system.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. logon on as "root"
2. type "halt"
3. system shuts down but does not get turned off.

Actual Results:  It happens.

Additional info:

I have to add a system-wide alias:
alias halt='halt -p'
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-06-25 11:06:07 EDT
This was changed to make the behavior more consistent. If you want to poweroff,
use 'poweroff'.

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