I learned about the "shutdown" command when I played with an early version of
Slackware. A friend of mine, however, is newer to Linux than I and was using
the three finger salute to shutdown her system. This caused problems. I think
the file system was not being unmounted properly. Since she started using the
"shutdown " command, the problems have disappeared.
My curriosity has gotten the better of me and I would like to know why this was
causing her problems because, AFAIR, "ctrl+alt+del" is interpreted as either
"shutdown -h now" or "shutdown -r now," no? BTW, she was running either RH 5.2
or (more likely) Mandrake 6.0.
Thanks in advance,