CLOSEDIR(3) Linux Programmer s Manual CLOSEDIR(3)

NAME closedir - close a directory

SYNOPSIS #include <sys/types.h>

#include <dirent.h>

int closedir(DIR *dirp);

DESCRIPTION The closedir() function closes the directory stream associated with dirp. A successful call to closedir() also closes the underlying file descriptor associated with dirp. The directory stream descriptor dirp is not available after this call.

RETURN VALUE The closedir() function returns 0 on success. On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.

ERRORS EBADF Invalid directory stream descriptor dirp.

CONFORMING TO SVr4, POSIX.1-2001, 4.3BSD.

SEE ALSO close(2), opendir(3), readdir(3), rewinddir(3), scandir(3), seekdir(3), telldir(3)

COLOPHON This page is part of release 3.22 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/.

2008-09-23 CLOSEDIR(3)