sync(1) — Linux manual page

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SYNC(1)                       User Commands                      SYNC(1)

NAME         top

       sync - Synchronize cached writes to persistent storage

SYNOPSIS         top

       sync [OPTION] [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION         top

       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         top

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

AUTHOR         top

       Written by Jim Meyering and Giuseppe Scrivano.

REPORTING BUGS         top

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

COPYRIGHT         top

       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         top

       fdatasync(2), fsync(2), sync(2), syncfs(2)

       Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/sync>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) sync invocation'

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GNU coreutils 8.32             March 2020                        SYNC(1)

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