flushing stdin

This is a discussion on flushing stdin within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; on linux, would it be safe to open /dev/null as a regular file for write only to flush stdin? or ...

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    flushing stdin

    on linux, would it be safe to open /dev/null as a regular file for write only to flush stdin? or is there another way to do it?

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    thanks.

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