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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for sync (opensolaris section 2)

sync(2) 				   System Calls 				  sync(2)

NAME
       sync - update super block

SYNOPSIS
       #include <unistd.h>

       void sync(void);

DESCRIPTION
       The  sync()  function  writes  all information in memory that should be on disk, including
       modified super blocks, modified inodes, and delayed block I/O.

       Unlike fsync(3C), which completes the writing before it returns, sync() schedules but does
       not necessarily complete the writing before returning.

USAGE
       The  sync()  function  should  be used by applications that examine a file system, such as
       fsck(1M), and df(1M), and is mandatory before rebooting.

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Interface Stability	     |Standard			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       df(1M), fsck(1M), fsync(3C), attributes(5), standards(5)

SunOS 5.11				    5 Jul 1990					  sync(2)


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