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HALT(8)                     System Manager's Manual                    HALT(8)



NAME
       halt - stop the processor

SYNOPSIS
       /etc/halt [ -n ] [ -q ] [ -y ]

DESCRIPTION
       Halt  writes out sandbagged information to the disks and then stops the
       processor.  The machine does not reboot, even if the auto-reboot switch
       is set on the console.

       The  -n option prevents the sync before stopping.  The -q option causes
       a quick halt, no graceful shutdown is  attempted.   The  -y  option  is
       needed if you are trying to halt the system from a dialup.

SEE ALSO
       reboot(8), shutdown(8)

BUGS
       It is very difficult to halt a VAX, as the machine wants to then reboot
       itself.  A rather tight loop suffices.



4th Berkeley Distribution         11 May 1981                          HALT(8)