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Read file without disk caching in Linux

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http://stackoverflow.com – I have a C program that runs only weekly, and reads a large amount of files only once. Since Linux also caches everything that's read, they fill up the cache needlessly and this slows down the system a lot unless it has an SSD drive. So how do I open and read from a file without filling up the disk cache? Note: By disk caching I mean that when you read a file twice, the second time it's read from RAM, not from disk. I.e. data once read from the disk is left in RAM, so subsequent reads of the same file will not need to reread the data from disk. (HowTos)