fdflush - Flush out-of-date disk buffers

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename fdflush_1.0.1.3_i386.deb
Package name fdflush
Package version
Package release -
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category admin::hardware hardware::storage:floppy interface::commandline role::program scope::utility use::synchronizing utils
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Diego Fernández Durán <diego@goedi.net>
Download size 6.53 KB
Installed size 52.00 KB
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.
The command "floppycontrol -f" does the same thing, but the
fdutils package is significantly larger; it only uses the
floppy-specific flush ioctl.
The command "blockdev --flushbufs" only uses the generic flush ioctl.


Package Version Architecture Repository
fdflush - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7-1


Type URL
Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Binary Package fdflush_1.0.1.3_i386.deb
Source Package fdflush

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install fdflush deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install fdflush




2008-07-28 - Diego Fernández Durán <diego@goedi.net>
fdflush ( unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer. Closes: #429468
* Conforms to Standards version 3.8.0.
2007-07-09 - Matej Vela <vela@debian.org>
fdflush ( unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
* Package is orphaned (#429468); set maintainer to Debian QA Group.
* Switch to debhelper.
* Fix typo in description.  Closes: #363405.
* Conforms to Standards version 3.7.2.
2004-06-05 - Matthias Urlichs <smurf@debian.org>
fdflush ( unstable; urgency=low
* Convert to native version numbering scheme
- it always was a native package anyway...
- the last update should have been a version uptick anyway
* Change Architecture: to "any".
- Closes: #252774
2003-09-19 - Smurf <smurf@debian.org>
fdflush (1.0.1-11) unstable; urgency=low
* Updated maintainer email.
* Directly specify ioctl number; don't require kernel headers.
* Exit code now depends on type of failure.
* Use both ioctls (BLKFLSBUF and FDFLUSH) for safety.
* Try to open the device read/write first.
* Updated Standards-Version: to 3.6.1 (no changes).
2002-05-10 - Wichert Akkerman <wakkerma@debian.org>
fdflush (1.0.1-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Change section to utils
* Make up for not making an upload last year by doing a second one this year
2002-05-10 - Wichert Akkerman <wakkerma@debian.org>
fdflush (1.0.1-6) frozen unstable; urgency=low
* Change priority to optional. Closes: Bug#143160
2000-05-01 - Wichert Akkerman <wakkerma@debian.org>
fdflush (1.0.1-5) frozen unstable; urgency=low
* Don't bother to mention NMU which was made 2 days after the bugreport
* Include documentation and copyright. Closes: Bug# 63089
* Add -isp to dpkg-gencontrol call (lintian nitpick)
* Update location of GPL in copyright

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