GETDIRENTRIES

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 1993-07-22
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NAME

getdirentries - get directory entries in a filesystem independent format  

SYNOPSIS

#define _BSD_SOURCE or #define _SVID_SOURCE
#include <dirent.h>

ssize_t getdirentries(int fd, char *buf, size_t nbytes , off_t *basep);  

DESCRIPTION

Read directory entries from the directory specified by fd into buf. At most nbytes are read. Reading starts at offset *basep, and *basep is updated with the new position after reading.  

RETURN VALUE

getdirentries() returns the number of bytes read or zero when at the end of the directory. If an error occurs, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.  

ERRORS

See the Linux library source code for details.  

CONFORMING TO

Not in POSIX.1-2001. Present on the BSDs, and a few other systems. Use opendir(3) and readdir(3) instead.  

SEE ALSO

lseek(2), open(2)


 

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