Python Os.fdatasync() Method



Python method fdatasync() forces write of file with filedescriptor fd to disk. This does not force an update of metadata. If you want to flush your buffer then you can use this method.

Note −This method is available in Python 2.6 onwards.


Following is the syntax for fdatasync() method:



  • fd - This is the file descriptor for which data is to be written.

Return Value

This method does not return any value.


The following example shows the usage of fdatasync() method:


import os, sys

# Open a file
fd = os.open( "foo.txt", os.O_RDWR'os.O_CREAT )

# Write one string
os.write(fd, "This is test")

# Now you can use fdatasync() method.
# Infact here you would not be able to see its effect.

# Now read this file from the beginning.
os.lseek(fd, 0, 0)
str = os.read(fd, 100)
print "Read String is : ", str

# Close opened file
os.close( fd )

print "Closed the file successfully!!"

When we run the above program, it produces the following result:

Read String is :  This is test
Closed the file successfully!!

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