Name

getdirentries — get directory entries in a file system-independent format

Synopsis

#include <dirent.h>
ssize_t getdirentries( int fd,
  char *buf,
  size_t nbytes,
  off_t *basep);
 
[Note] Note
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
getdirentries():
_BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE

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)

COLOPHON

This page is part of release 3.52 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/.


  Copyright 1993 Rickard E. Faith (faithcs.unc.edu)
Portions extracted from /usr/include/dirent.h are:
                   Copyright 1991, 1992 Free Software Foundation

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