Upon controlled shutdown using shutdown(8),
init(8) will attempt to run the script
/etc/rc.shutdown, and then proceed to send
all processes the
TERM signal, and
KILL signal to any that do
not terminate in a timely manner.
To power down a FreeBSD machine on architectures and systems
that support power management, use
shutdown -p now to turn the power off
immediately. To reboot a FreeBSD system, use
shutdown -r now. One must be
root or a member of
operator in order to
run shutdown(8). One can also use halt(8) and
reboot(8). Refer to their manual pages and to
shutdown(8) for more information.
Modify group membership by referring to Section3.3, “Users and Basic Account Management”.
Power management requires acpi(4) to be loaded as a module or statically compiled into a custom kernel.