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Terminal - Reboot
shutdown now -r
2013-04-05 15:28:55
User: techie
Functions: shutdown



There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest=org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit /org/freedesktop/ConsoleKit/Manager org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit.Manager.Restart
2013-04-05 20:23:55
User: nour

For more, See: https://github.com/noureddin/bash-scripts/blob/master/user_scripts/userpower

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Why the down votes! This works

Comment by gruesome_twosome 215 weeks and 5 days ago

It might work, but it is not command line fu.

Someone could have added a new command "ls" with the description "get a list of the contents of the present working directory" and complained when they didn't get 500 upvotes...

Comment by malathion 215 weeks and 5 days ago

Also the command 'reboot' on most systems.

Comment by raptastics 215 weeks and 5 days ago

It is a very useful command for me because I work with servers all over the world so I have to do everything through the terminal window.

Comment by techie 215 weeks and 2 days ago

@techie: Who doesn't know reboot cmd ?

Comment by Zulu 215 weeks and 2 days ago

And, it's not even proper UNIX. In UNIX/Linux the command flags have to come before the arguments (POSIX standard). So it should have been

shutdown -r now

(That the original works in Linux is nice, but not POSIX)

Comment by tonk 211 weeks ago

Your point of view

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