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

NAME
       ctrlaltdel - set the function of the Ctrl-Alt-Del combina-
       tion

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 ver-
       sion that you are currently using.

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

FILES
       /etc/rc.local

SEE ALSO
       simpleinit(8), init(8)

AUTHOR
       Peter Orbaek (poe@daimi.aau.dk)

Linux 1.2                25 October 1993                        1