Thread: flush stdout?

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    flush stdout?


    is there a way to flush stdout before calling printf?

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    ah ok pretty straight forward thanks mate

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    Just curios - why do you need it BEFORE printf?
    All problems in computer science can be solved by another level of indirection,
    except for the problem of too many layers of indirection.
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    not exactly before printf... i said before printf to make the question more understandable for what i'm trying to do...

    But what happened was that from after a fork i was calling a function, where while this function was getting executed before getting ready to print, the caller of the function was waiting on a signal to print a long stream, where when the child prints his stuff(before sending the signal it was getting mixed with the stuff of the caller which i didn't want to show yet.... Anyway tried to explain it... but it worked now

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