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Linux - June 18, 2012

Boot, reboot, and shut down a system normally.

Rebooting and shutting down a system can be handled in multiple ways. You can handle these tasks using tools like shutdown, reboot, and init.

Rebooting Your System

For a basic reboot you can use the following command:


Another way to reboot your machine is using the shutdown command as such.

shutdown -r now

You can also switch to runlevel 6 which will issue a reboot.

init 6

Shutting Your System Down

You can shutdown your system using the shutdown command or init command.

The shutdown command would be used as such:

shutdown -h now

You can also use the init method by applying the following.

init 0

Booting Your System

To power on your system, simply press the power button.

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