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Date: 2010jun8
OS: Linux
Keywords: abort

Q.  How can I cancel a reboot?
I run the "reboot" command and now I am having second thoughts.

A.  As root do:

init 5
This will get you back to run level 5. Of course, you have to do this quickly. Some services may have already been stopped so you should check them. If you ran "shutdown -r <time>", you can cancel with:
shutdown -c