flush - Flush buffered output for a channel


flush channelId


Flushes any output that has been buffered for channelId. ChannelId must be a channel identifier such as returned by a previous open or socket command, and it must have been opened for writing. If the channel is in blocking mode the command does not return until all the buffered output has been flushed to the channel. If the channel is in nonblocking mode, the command may return before all buffered output has been flushed; the remainder will be flushed in the background as fast as the underlying file or device is able to absorb it.


file, open, socket


blocking, buffer, channel, flush, nonblocking, output
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