Why doesn’t python3’s print statement flush output when end keyword is specified?

In fact this is the default behavior of the underlying stdio functions.

When the output is to console, the stream will be automatically flushed when a newline is encountered, but not other characters.

If the output is not a console, then even newline won’t trigger a flush.

If you want to make sure about flush, you can tell the print() explicitly:

print("Rewinding.......",end = '',flush=True)

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