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SYNC(1) User Commands SYNC(1)

sync - Synchronize cached writes to persistent storage

sync [OPTION] [FILE]...

Synchronize cached writes to persistent storage

If one or more files are specified, sync only them, or their containing file systems.

-d, --data
sync only file data, no unneeded metadata
-f, --file-system
sync the file systems that contain the files
--help
display this help and exit
--version
output version information and exit

Persistence guarantees vary per system. See the system calls below for more details.

Written by Jim Meyering and Giuseppe Scrivano.

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Copyright © 2019 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

fdatasync(2), fsync(2), sync(2), syncfs(2)

Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/sync>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) sync invocation'

March 2019 GNU coreutils 8.31