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Safer Hack #2 for Linux
Can anyone verify tha remounting the / filesystem flushes the disk buffers? If you are ultra paronid, you should run "sync;sync" afer changing the root password and before rebooting. This will ensure that the disk buffers are flushed.

Contributed by:
Nicholas Marsh
[07/06/03 | Discuss (0) | Link to this hack]

sync;sync

See also: "man sync" and "info sync"


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