What is the difference between the 'halt' , 'poweroff' and shutdown commands ?.
I 'manned' these commands in terminal , but wouldn't get what I was looking for - the difference , nor could I infer . I also googled ,hoping to find something that might clear the ambiguity . I did come across a thread in linuxforums.org dealing with the same topic and one of the posts there read :
I wouldn't understand what this would mean to a Desktop Computer .I am using red hat 5
I guess i understood the use( plz correct me If I am wrong)
shutdown - is for shutting down the server
poweroff- is for shutting down the client
Can anyone here explain me precisely what this means - What is the Difference ? .
I Thank you .