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

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


     The sync program 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 addi-
     tional actions such as resynchronizing the hardware clock and flushing internal caches
     before performing a final sync.

     The sync program simply invokes the sync(2) system call.

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

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

BSD					   May 31, 1993 				      BSD
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