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Booting and Shutting Down Oracle® Solaris 11.3 Systems

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Updated: October 2017

How to Shut Down a Stand-Alone System by Using the init Command

Use this procedure when you need to shut down a stand-alone system.

  1. Assume the root role.

    See Using Your Assigned Administrative Rights in Securing Users and Processes in Oracle Solaris 11.3.

  2. Shut down the system.
    # init 5

    For more information, see the init(1M) man page.

Example 17  Bringing a System to a Shutdown State (Run Level 0) by Using the init Command

In this example, the init command is used to bring a stand-alone system to the run level where it is safe to turn off power.

# init 0
INIT: New run level: 0
The system is coming down.  Please wait.

The system is down.
syncing file systems... [11] [10] [3] done
Press any key to reboot

See Also

Regardless of why you shut down the system, you will probably want to return to run level 3, where all file resources are available, and users can log in.