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       eatmydata - transparently disable fsync() and other data-to-disk synchronization calls


       eatmydata [--] command [ command arguments ... ]


       eatmydata runs a command in the environment where data-to-disk synchronization calls (like
       fsync(), fdatasync(), sync(), msync() and open() O_SYNC / O_DSYNC flags) have  no  effect.
       LD_PRELOAD library libeatmydata overrides respective C library calls with custom functions
       that don't trigger synchronization but return success nevertheless.

       You may use eatmydata in two ways. In normal mode, just  execute  eatmydata  directly  and
       pass a command-to-be-run and its arguments via command line. In order to use symlink mode,
       create a symlink to /usr/bin/eatmydata with  the  filename  (a.k.a  basename)  of  another
       program  in the PATH and execute eatmydata via that symlink. Then eatmydata will find that
       program in the PATH and run it in the libeatmydata environment repassing all command  line


       Please  note that eatmydata does not process any command line options in symlink mode. All
       command line options will be repassed to the underlying executable as-is.

              The command to execute. It may be either a full path or the name of the command  in
              PATH. In case command cannot be found in PATH, eatmydata will fail.

       command arguments
              Arbitrary number of arguments to pass to the command being executed.

       --     Optional command separator for compatibility with similar utilities. Ignored at the


       Given PATH is /usr/bin and both /usr/bin/aptitude and  /usr/bin/eatmydata  are  installed,
       the following:

           $ ln -s /usr/bin/eatmydata ./aptitude
           $ ./aptitude moo

       is equivalent to:

           $ eatmydata -- aptitude moo

       Therefore,  you  may  use  symlink  mode  to  automatically  run  specific programs in the
       libeatmydata environment whenever you run them from PATH. For example, given standard PATH
       settings, just do:

           # ln -s /usr/bin/eatmydata /usr/local/bin/aptitude

       and enjoy sync-free aptitude system-wide.


       The  eatmydata  wrapper  around  libeatmydata  LD_PRELOAD  library was written by Modestas
       Vainius <>

                                          November 2010                              eatmydata(1)