So I've been using the command "poweroff" to shut down my Linux system, tried searching only if this is safe or not, mostly people just speak of "shutdown -h now" or something like that. So my question is: Is it safe to shut down Linux using the "poweroff" command?
From poweroff man page:
When called with --force or when in runlevel 0 or 6, this tool invokes the reboot(2) system call itself and directly reboots the system. Otherwise this simply invokes the shutdown(8) tool with the appropriate arguments.
shutdown arranges for the system to be brought down in a safe way.
what this says is simply that... usually
shutdown, so it is pretty much as safe as
shutdown -h now