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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       fflush - flush a stream

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       #include <stdio.h>

       int fflush(FILE *stream);

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  function fflush forces a write of all user-space buffered data for
       the given output or update stream via  the  stream's  underlying  write
       function.  The open status of the stream is unaffected.

       If the stream argument is NULL, fflush flushes all open output streams.

RETURN VALUE    [Toc]    [Back]

       Upon successful completion 0 is returned.  Otherwise, EOF  is  returned
       and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS    [Toc]    [Back]

       EBADF  Stream is not an open stream, or is not open for writing.

       The  function  fflush may also fail and set errno for any of the errors
       specified for the routine write(2).

NOTES    [Toc]    [Back]

       Note that fflush() only flushes the user space buffers provided by  the
       C  library.   To  ensure that the data is physically stored on disk the
       kernel buffers must be flushed too, e.g. with sync(2) or fsync(2).

CONFORMING TO    [Toc]    [Back]

       The fflush function conforms to ANSI X3.159-1989 (``ANSI C'').

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       write(2), fclose(3), fopen(3), fsync(2), sync(2), write(2), setbuf(3)

BSD MANPAGE			  1993-11-29			     FFLUSH(3)
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