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GNU coreutils 8.32
March 2020

coreutils

The basic file, shell and text manipulation utilities of the GNU operating system

coreutils-common

coreutils common optional components

coreutils-doc

Documentation for the GNU Core Utilities

NAME

sync - Synchronize cached writes to persistent storage

SYNOPSIS

sync [\,OPTION\/] [\,FILE\/]...

DESCRIPTION

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

BUGS

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

AUTHOR

Written by Jim Meyering and Giuseppe Scrivano.

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report any translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2020 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.

SEE ALSO

fdatasync(2), fsync(2), sync(2), syncfs(2)
Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/sync>
or available locally via: info \(aq(coreutils) sync invocation\(aq
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