MirOS Manual: sync(8)

SYNC(8)                  BSD System Manager's Manual                   SYNC(8)

NAME

     sync - force completion of pending disk writes (flush cache)

SYNOPSIS

     sync

DESCRIPTION

     The sync utility can be called to ensure that all disk writes have been
     completed before the processor is halted in a way not suitably done by
     reboot(8) or halt(8). Generally, it is preferable to use reboot(8) or
     halt(8) to shut down the system, as they may perform additional actions
     such as resynchronizing the hardware clock and flushing internal caches
     before performing a final sync.

     sync utilizes the sync(2) function call.

SEE ALSO

     fsync(2), sync(2), halt(8), reboot(8), update(8)

HISTORY

     A sync command appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX.

MirOS BSD #10-current            May 31, 1993                                1

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