[Hdf-forum] Close file without flushing?

Dimitris Servis servisster at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 01:30:12 CDT 2014

Hi Andrey

so what you mean is that you simply wantto discard  everything in the file?


2014-08-20 8:15 GMT+02:00 Андрей Парамонов <paramon at acdlabs.ru>:

> Hello!
> I'm using temporary HDF5 files to store intermediate processing results.
> When finished, I'd like to just discard the file, i.e. close the file
> without flushing (flushing takes some time).
> However, http://www.hdfgroup.org/HDF5/doc/RM/RM_H5F.html#File-Close says:
> "H5Fclose terminates access to an HDF5 file by flushing all data to
> storage and terminating access to the file through file_id."
> Also, the file can be closed indirectly when the last object handle is
> released. It's unclear how to tell HDF5 library that no flushing should
> occur in this case.
> But maybe there is still a way to close HDF5 file without flushing?
> Best wishes,
> Andrey Paramonov
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