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Is there a way to make application write on disk?

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I have some program (RSS reader) and before read feeds from disk i want  to make sure, that all feeds up to this moment is written on disk and not still in memory of RSS reader. So question - Is there a way to make application write on disk?

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I have some program (RSS reader) and before read feeds from disk i want  to make sure, that all feeds up to this moment is written on disk and not still in memory of RSS reader.

How you are fetching RSS news ?

 

So question - Is there a way to make application write on disk?

Your question is not complex.

What you want to save / write on disk ?

edit: typo

Edit2:

You told "I have some program (RSS reader) " it is a AutoIt program made by your self, or this is another software Which one exactly ?

Edited by mLipok

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

I don't know how to coerce a program to write a memory buffer to disk.  But I know how you can force file system buffers to flush to disk.  Use sync.exe (a command line interface freeware by SysInternals.)

It uses an API to lock the disk volume.  This has the side effect that the OS will flush all file buffers for that disk volume.  I've used it for many years and never had an issue.

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

How you are fetching RSS news ?

 

i'm not fetching RSS news, RSS reader dos.

What you want to save / write on disk ?

 

I' do not want to write, i'm want to read xml files from disk, they are writen there by RSS reader.

And yes, its standalone program, not written on autoit. It not matter which, since my question not about concrete program, but about any OS/external means to make programs reduce working set and etc and write memory to disk. Of course, i can just restart RSS reader and everything would be written to disk, but i'm want to avoid that.

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I don't know how to coerce a program to write a memory buffer to disk.  But I know how you can force file system buffers to flush to disk.  Use sync.exe (a command line interface freeware by SysInternals.)

It uses an API to lock the disk volume.  This has the side effect that the OS will flush all file buffers for that disk volume.  I've used it for many years and never had an issue.

thanks, i try it

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Now I understood fully.
Sorry for the confusion.

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