2 more Q's about 386/ix

Conor P. Cahill cpcahil at virtech.uucp
Thu Dec 21 11:43:50 AEST 1989

In article <1989Dec20.201930.572 at esegue.segue.boston.ma.us>, johnl at esegue.segue.boston.ma.us (John R. Levine) writes:
> In article <1989Dec19.002805.3039 at virtech.uucp> cpcahil at virtech.uucp (Conor P. Cahill) writes:
> >> >Is it possible to run shutdown from anything other than the console VT?
> >> 	- /etc/init 0 [ as superuser ]
> >This does not work for 386/ix.
> On 386/ix 2.0.x, at least, it works from any terminal.  I just tried it
> now.  You can use init 0 to shut down or init 5 or init 6 to reboot.  Very
> handy when you're dialed in to your home machine from work or vice versa.

In 386/ix 2.0.2, init 0, when run on a terminal other than the console, echos:

	Can only invoke init 0 from the console

However, "init 0 < /dev/console" does have the desired effect.

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