ctrlaltdel - set the function of the Ctrl-Alt-Del combination
Based on examination of the linux/kernel/sys.c
code, it is clear that
there are two supported functions that the Ctrl-Alt-Del sequence can perform:
reset, which immediately reboots the computer without calling
and without any other preparation; and a soft
which sends the SIGINT (interrupt) signal to the init
process (this is
always the process with PID 1). If this option is used, the init(8)
program must support this feature. Since there are now several init(8)
programs in the Linux community, please consult the documentation for the
version that you are currently using.
is usually used in the /etc/rc.local
- -V, --version
- Display version information and exit.
- -h, --help
- Display help text and exit.
The ctrlaltdel command is part of the util-linux package and is available from