|GETDIRENTRIES(3)||Linux Programmer's Manual||GETDIRENTRIES(3)|
NAME¶getdirentries - get directory entries in a filesystem-independent format
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 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.
ATTRIBUTES¶For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
|getdirentries ()||Thread safety||MT-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)
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