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Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell by Jason McIntosh, Chuck Toporek, Chris Stone, Andy Lester

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Name

reboot

Synopsis

reboot [options]

Prepares the system, terminates all processes, and then reboots the operating system. During preparation, all filesystem caches are flushed and running processes are sent a SIGTERM followed by SIGKILL.

Options

-l

Don't log the halt via syslog (i.e., mach_kernel, syncing disks, etc.).

-n

Don't flush filesystem caches. Should not be used indiscriminately.

-q

The filesystem caches are flushed but the system is otherwise halted ungracefully. Should not be used indiscriminately.

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