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 documentation for the version that you are currently using.

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

OPTIONS

−V, −−version

Output version information and exit.

−h, −−help

Display help and exit.

FILES

/etc/rc.local

SEE ALSO

init(8)

AUTHOR

Peter Orbaek

AVAILABILITY

The ctrlaltdel command is part of the util-linux package and is available from Linux Kernel Archive


  Copyright 1992, 1993 Rickard E. Faith (faithcs.unc.edu)
May be distributed under the GNU General Public License