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for soft boot
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :
A boot which resets only part of the
For example, "If you're running the mess-dos emulator,
control-alt-insert will cause a soft boot of the emulator,
while leaving the rest of the system running".
Contrast hard boot.
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