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On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 2:31 PM, Jose Torre-Bueno <> wrote:
> The question remains why does an os call create a need to flush the stdout buffer?

Seems like a pretty obvious answer to me: The child process has a
stdout stream (whether it uses it or not). When the child process
exits, it closes its stream, which flushes stdout.

/s/ Adam