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Easy question. I'm new to linux and am accessing an EC2 linux instance via putty, and need to reboot it.  The Amazon User Guide only mentions using the Amazon console. Does anyone know if it supports rebooting via putty?
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Updated: You can use the generic linux commands to reboot -

reboot now
init 6 

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What does the "init 6" do? How does reboot differ from "shutdown -r now" on a regular linux machine?
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On a high level, they perform nearly the same. (Both call the shutdown command).

If one day you are missing reboot binary in a nix distro, you can try init 6.

There is no 'best' method in reboot verus init 6.
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I attached the article below for a throughout explanation:

http://www.vreference.com/2009/09/23/reboot-is-not-the-same-as-init-6/
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(Edit)  Coincidentally I was just reading that same link!

Ok.. so in theory any of the three options would work? I don't have access to the Amazon console, so I want to be sure I understand what *should* happen before trying them ;-)
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Yes all should work. Personally I prefer init 6.
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Thanks, I'll give those a try.
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