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The .Fl k option does not actually halt the system, but leaves the system multi-user with logins disabled (for all but super-user). .It Fl o If one of the .Fl h , .Fl p or .Fl r is specified, .Nm will execute .Xr halt 8 or .Xr reboot 8 instead of sending signal to .Xr init 8 . .It Fl n If the .Fl o is specified, prevent the file system cache from being flushed by passing .Fl n option to .Xr halt 8 or .Xr reboot 8 . This option should probably not be used. .It Ar time .Ar Time is the time at which .Nm will bring the system down and may be the word .Ar now (indicating an immediate shutdown) or specify a future time in one of two formats: .Ar +number , or .Ar yymmddhhmm , where the year, month, and day may be defaulted to the current system values. The first form brings the system down in .Ar number minutes and the second at the absolute time specified. .It Ar warning-message Any other arguments comprise the warning message that is broadcast to users currently logged into the system. .It Fl If .Sq Fl is supplied as an option, the warning message is read from the standard input. .El .Pp At intervals, becoming more frequent as apocalypse approaches and starting at ten hours before shutdown, warning messages are displayed on the terminals of all users logged in. Five minutes before shutdown, or immediately if shutdown is in less than 5 minutes, logins are disabled by creating .Pa /var/run/nologin and copying the warning message there. If this file exists when a user attempts to log in, .Xr login 1 prints its contents and exits. The file is removed just before .Nm exits. .Pp At shutdown time a message is written to the system log, containing the time of shutdown, the person who initiated the shutdown and the reason. Corresponding signal is then sent to .Xr init 8 to respectively halt, reboot or bring the system down to single-user state (depending on the above options). The time of the shutdown and the warning message are placed in .Pa /var/run/nologin and should be used to inform the users about when the system will be back up and why it is going down (or anything else). .Pp A scheduled shutdown can be canceled by killing the .Nm process (a .Dv SIGTERM should suffice). The .Pa /var/run/nologin file that .Nm created will be removed automatically. .Sh FILES .Bl -tag -width /var/run/nologin -compact .It Pa /var/run/nologin tells login not to let anyone log in .El .Sh SEE ALSO .Xr kill 1 , .Xr login 1 , .Xr wall 1 , .Xr nologin 5 , .Xr halt 8 , .Xr init 8 , .Xr reboot 8 .Sh BACKWARD COMPATIBILITY The hours and minutes in the second time format may be separated by a colon (``:'') for backward compatibility. .Sh HISTORY The .Nm utility appeared in .Bx 4.0 .