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SEEKDIR

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

seekdir - set the position of the next readdir() call in the directory stream.  

SYNOPSIS

#include <dirent.h>

void seekdir(DIR *dirp, long offset);

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

seekdir(): _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE  

DESCRIPTION

The seekdir() function sets the location in the directory stream from which the next readdir(2) call will start. seekdir() should be used with an offset returned by telldir(3).  

RETURN VALUE

The seekdir() function returns no value.  

CONFORMING TO

4.3BSD, POSIX.1-2001.  

NOTES

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

SEE ALSO

lseek(2), closedir(3), opendir(3), readdir(3), rewinddir(3), scandir(3), telldir(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
CONFORMING TO
NOTES
SEE ALSO
COLOPHON

 

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