Manpage of GETDIRENTRIES

GETDIRENTRIES

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 2016-03-15
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NAME

getdirentries - get directory entries in a filesystem-independent format  

SYNOPSIS

#include <dirent.h>

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

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

getdirentries():
    Since glibc 2.19:
        _DEFAULT_SOURCE
    Glibc 2.19 and earlier:
        _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE  

DESCRIPTION

Read directory entries from the directory specified by fdinto buf. At most nbytesare read. Reading starts at offset *basep, and *basepis 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 errnois set appropriately.  

ERRORS

See the Linux library source code for details.  

ATTRIBUTES

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
InterfaceAttributeValue
getdirentries() Thread safetyMT-Safe
 

CONFORMING TO

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

SEE ALSO

lseek(2), open(2)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
ATTRIBUTES
CONFORMING TO
SEE ALSO

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