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TELLDIR

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 2009-03-11
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NAME

telldir - return current location in directory stream  

SYNOPSIS

#include <dirent.h>

long telldir(DIR *dirp);

Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

telldir(): _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE  

DESCRIPTION

The telldir() function returns the current location associated with the directory stream dirp.  

RETURN VALUE

On success, the telldir() function returns the current location in the directory stream. On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.  

ERRORS

EBADF
Invalid directory stream descriptor dirp.
 

CONFORMING TO

4.3BSD, POSIX.1-2001.  

NOTES

In glibc up to version 2.1.1, the return type of telldir() was off_t. POSIX.1-2001 specifies long, and this is the type used since glibc 2.1.2.  

SEE ALSO

closedir(3), opendir(3), readdir(3), rewinddir(3), scandir(3), seekdir(3)  

COLOPHON

This page is part of release 3.21 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
CONFORMING TO
NOTES
SEE ALSO
COLOPHON

 

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