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authorGlen Barber <gjb@FreeBSD.org>2011-07-14 02:41:45 +0000
committerGlen Barber <gjb@FreeBSD.org>2011-07-14 02:41:45 +0000
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parent2b6ce80c82fdf8cb9274cbf1de5114d64eb9e1f9 (diff)
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Improvements to the shutdown(8) manual.
PR: 158807 Submitted by: arundel MFC after: 1 week
Notes
Notes: svn path=/head/; revision=223991
-rw-r--r--sbin/shutdown/shutdown.826
1 files changed, 14 insertions, 12 deletions
diff --git a/sbin/shutdown/shutdown.8 b/sbin/shutdown/shutdown.8
index 032c4f3ca2d2..c3de61fca88a 100644
--- a/sbin/shutdown/shutdown.8
+++ b/sbin/shutdown/shutdown.8
@@ -28,7 +28,7 @@
.\" @(#)shutdown.8 8.2 (Berkeley) 4/27/95
.\" $FreeBSD$
.\"
-.Dd December 30, 2010
+.Dd July 13, 2011
.Dt SHUTDOWN 8
.Os
.Sh NAME
@@ -83,20 +83,20 @@ If one of the
.Fl p
or
.Fl r
-is specified,
+options are specified,
.Nm
will execute
.Xr halt 8
or
.Xr reboot 8
-instead of sending signal to
+instead of sending a signal to
.Xr init 8 .
.It Fl n
If the
.Fl o
-is specified, prevent the file system cache from being flushed by passing
+option is specified, prevent the file system cache from being flushed by passing
.Fl n
-option to
+to
.Xr halt 8
or
.Xr reboot 8 .
@@ -106,10 +106,10 @@ This option should probably not be used.
is the time at which
.Nm
will bring the system down and
-may be the word
+may be the case-insensitive word
.Ar now
(indicating an immediate shutdown) or
-specify a future time in one of two formats:
+a future time in one of two formats:
.Ar +number ,
or
.Ar yymmddhhmm ,
@@ -148,7 +148,7 @@ exits.
.Pp
At shutdown time a message is written to the system log, containing the
time of shutdown, the person who initiated the shutdown and the reason.
-Corresponding signal is then sent to
+The corresponding signal is then sent to
.Xr init 8
to respectively halt, reboot or bring the system down to single-user state
(depending on the above options).
@@ -176,16 +176,18 @@ utility will place the system into single user mode at the
.Ar time
specified.
.Pp
-Calling utility as
-.Nm poweroff
-is equivalent of calling:
+Calling
+.Dq Nm poweroff
+is equivalent to running:
.Bd -literal -offset indent
shutdown -p now
.Ed
.Sh FILES
.Bl -tag -width /var/run/nologin -compact
.It Pa /var/run/nologin
-tells login not to let anyone log in
+tells
+.Xr login 1
+not to let anyone log in
.El
.Sh COMPATIBILITY
The hours and minutes in the second time format may be separated by