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fdflush 1.0.1.3
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Source: fdflush
Section: utils
Priority: optional
Maintainer: Diego Fernández Durán <diego@goedi.net>
Standards-Version: 3.8.0
Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 5)

Package: fdflush
Architecture: any
Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}
Description: Flush out-of-date disk buffers
 fdflush is a band-aid for floppy (or other) drives with bad disk-change
 sensing. fdflush makes the system believe the disk-change switch has been
 triggered forcing the system to discard the buffered data.
 .
 If you have one of these slightly-broken disk drives, you'll have to run
 fdflush every time you change a disk.
 .
 fdflush is useful for computers which might be sleeping when you change
 floppies or other removable media.
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 The command "floppycontrol -f" does the same thing, but the
 fdutils package is significantly larger; it only uses the
 floppy-specific flush ioctl.
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 The command "blockdev --flushbufs" only uses the generic flush ioctl.