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Linux is a multi-tasking/multi-user operating system. Just switching the computer "off" when you are done with it is not acceptable for reliable operation. This is true even if you are the only user, not connected to any network. There are different ways to shutdown or reboot a linux machine, Linuxconf has one that is dialog driven.

1. Principles

2. The dialog

3. Alternatives to this dialog

4. Auto file system check

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