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NAME

       fs_flush - Forces the Cache Manager to discard a cached file or directory

SYNOPSIS

       fs flush [-path <dir/file path>+] [-help]

       fs flush [-p <dir/file path>+] [-h]

DESCRIPTION

       The fs flush command removes from the cache all data and status information associated
       with each specified file or directory. The next time an application requests data from the
       flushed directory or file, the Cache Manager fetches the most current version from a File
       Server, along with a new callback (if necessary) and associated status information. This
       command has no effect on two types of data:

       ·   Data in application program buffers.

       ·   Data that has been changed locally and written to the cache but not yet written to the
           copy on the file server machine.

       To flush all data in the cache that was fetched from the same volume as a specified file
       or directory, use the fs flushvolume command.  To flush a corrupted mount point, use the
       fs flushmount command.

OPTIONS

       -path <dir/file path>+
           Names each file or directory to flush from the cache. If it is a directory, only the
           directory element itself is flushed, not data cached from files or subdirectories that
           reside in it. Partial pathnames are interpreted relative to the current working
           directory, which is also the default value if this argument is omitted.

       -help
           Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.

EXAMPLES

       The following command flushes from the cache the file "projectnotes" in the current
       working directory and all data from the subdirectory "plans":

          % fs flush -path projectnotes ./plans/*

PRIVILEGE REQUIRED

       The issuer must have the "l" (lookup) permission on the ACL of the root directory of the
       volume that houses the file or directory named by the -path argument, and on the ACL of
       each directory that precedes it in the pathname.

SEE ALSO

       fs_flushmount(1), fs_flushvolume(1)

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