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CTRLALTDEL(8)              Linux Programmer's Manual             CTRLALTDEL(8)



NAME
       ctrlaltdel - set the function of the Ctrl-Alt-Del combination

SYNOPSIS
       ctrlaltdel hard|soft

DESCRIPTION
       Based  on  examination  of the linux/kernel/sys.c code, it is clear that there are two supported functions that
       the Ctrl-Alt-Del sequence can perform: a hard reset, which immediately reboots  the  computer  without  calling
       sync(2)  and  without any other preparation; and a soft reset, which sends the SIGINT (interrupt) signal to the
       init process (this is always the process with PID 1).  If this option is used, the init(8) program must support
       this feature.  Since there are now several init(8) programs in the Linux community, please consult the documen-
       tation for the version that you are currently using.

       ctrlaltdel is usually used in the /etc/rc.local file.

FILES
       /etc/rc.local

SEE ALSO
       init(8)

AUTHOR
       Peter Orbaek (poeATdaimi.dk)

AVAILABILITY
       The  ctrlaltdel  command  is  part  of  the  util-linux-ng  package  and  is  available   from   ftp://ftp.ker-
       nel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux-ng/.



Linux 1.2                       25 October 1993                  CTRLALTDEL(8)