sync (1)

Quick Reference

Flushes all pending write operations to the appropriate disks.

  • Flush all pending write operations on all disks:

sync

  • Flush all pending write operations on a single file to disk:

sync {{path/to/file}}

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 sync translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>

SEE ALSO

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

Information

Source
Coreutils
OS/version
GNU coreutils 8.29.13-0a854
Source updated
December 2, 2018
Page created
February 9, 2018
Page generated
December 2, 2018