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Is there a way to sync only one partition?

Is there a way to sync only one partition instead of all partitions? Something like "sync /dev/sdc1".
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Is there truth to the philosophy that you should sync; sync; sync; sync?

When I was first introduced to Linux, working at Cisco Systems in 2000, I was taught the merits of the sync command, used to flush buffers to disk to prevent filesystem corruption / data loss. I was ...