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Reboot is not the same as init 6


Here is an interesting Linux fact that not many ESX admins realize.

reboot is not the same as init 6

In Linux, the init 6 command gracefully reboots the system running all the shutdown scripts first before rebooting. The reboot command does a very quick reboot. It doesn’t execute any kill scripts, but just unmount file systems and restart the system. In other words, reboot command is more forceful.

**init 6 command requires root permission

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