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man pages section 8: System Administration Commands

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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

sync(8)

Name

sync - update the super block

Synopsis

sync 

Description

sync executes the sync system primitive. If the system is to be stopped, sync must be called to ensure file system integrity. It will flush all previously unwritten system buffers out to disk, thus assuring that all file modifications up to that point will be saved. See sync(2) for details.

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
system/core-os

See Also

sync(2), attributes(7)