Safely Reboot a Linux System

The proper method of rebooting a Linux system ensures data integrity by terminating processes and synchronizing the filesystems.


To reboot a Linux system, use the following command:

shutdown -r

To reboot immediately, specify the command with the now option:

shutdown -r now

 

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Quinn was one of the original co-founders of Tech-Recipes. He is currently crafting iOS applications as a senior developer at Small Planet Digital in Brooklyn, New York.
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