[Centos] Restart centos from Commandline

Ed Clarke clarke at cilia.org
Thu Mar 31 01:32:53 UTC 2005

Peter Farrow wrote:

> I agree,
> If a question really is very simple to answer, why not just give the 
> answer, after all asking questions is how we all learn....
> Self importance really is ultimatelty self-defeating, no one knows 
> everything....and one day we all have to ask.
> I've been in the computing game far too long to to claim to know 
> definite answers to everything, the more you learn the more
> you realise you don't know!
> ;-)
> P.
Perhaps, but this level of ignorance is dangerous since he first asked 
how to do it
through an SSH login.  What exactly does he want to do?  Power down?  
Shutdown and
restart?  Just logoff?

I remember a dumb mistake that I made six or seven years ago.  The cure 
was a weekend
round-trip flight from NYC to Dallas to undo the damage in person.  
Expensive and quite

I'm not going to tell him "shutdown -h now" when he really needs ^D to 
logoff instead.
He sounds Indian - what if he's in Bombay and the server's in Sri Lanka 
with no local
technicians to fix things?  Better to tell him to read the fine manual 
before giving
him the wrong answer to what he really needed because he asked for the 
wrong thing.

To the original poster - if you're still here - Tell your management 
that you need a
week to get up to speed with unix.  You should be able to learn enough 
basic info in
that time to know how to operate a RedHat/CentOS based system if there's 
nothing wrong
with it. 

> Joao Medeiros wrote:
>> Same happened to me when I joined the Fedora dlist and asked some
>> newbie question which I'm too ashamed to remember now :-)
>> Point is, the time it takes to reply with a "you're wasting my time"
>> could actually be used to give some help. If peeps are too busy why
>> bothering replying with nasty comments in the first place?!
>> Just my 2 cents...
>> On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 20:37:08 -0700, Collins Richey 
>> <crichey at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Every list goes through this sort of thrashing:
>>> 1. There are some users who are too self-important to remember back
>>> when  they were once n00bs. From what I've heard, these are the bulk
>>> of users on the Debian lists <grin>.
>>> 2. There are others who can provide the simple answer AND a gentle
>>> reminder where the n00b might find the answer him/herself. What's the
>>> old saying: "You ctch more flies with honey than with vinegar."
>>> 3. Then there is the group (actually, subcategory of 1) who never has
>>> any time and can't be bothered to read anything other than
>>> super-intellectual stuff and who fills the replies with "your're
>>> wasting our time."
>>> The most successful lists have a lot of users in category 2.
>>> Enjoy,
>>> -- 
>>> Collins
>>>       When I saw the Iraqi people voting three weeks ago, 8 million 
>>> of them,
>>>       it was the start of a new Arab world.... The Berlin Wall has 
>>> fallen.
>>>               - Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt
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