The refresh API allows to explicitly refresh one or more index, making all operations performed since the last refresh available for search. The (near) real-time capabilities depend on the index engine used. For example, the robin one requires refresh to be called, but by default a refresh is scheduled periodically.

$ curl -XPOST 'http://localhost:9200/twitter/_refresh'

Multi Indexedit

The refresh API can be applied to more than one index with a single call, or even on _all the indices.

$ curl -XPOST 'http://localhost:9200/kimchy,elasticsearch/_refresh'

$ curl -XPOST 'http://localhost:9200/_refresh'