[clug] systemd and systemctl poweroff

Clinton Roy clinton.roy at gmail.com
Mon Apr 8 23:38:22 UTC 2019

On Mon, 8 Apr 2019 at 21:42, George at Clug via linux
<linux at lists.samba.org> wrote:
> I went to "shutdown" and this did not work.

Was there an error message?

>  I am guessing that due to systemd, shutdown has been removed?

It's part of the systemd-sysv package on my debian box.

> I like the original Unix philosophy of "many small programs for each
> task, not one monolithic program trying to do everything"

both sysv and systemd shutdown commands work in roughly the same way, they
send a message to pid 1 asking it to quit.

I'll ignore the rest of the email.

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