GETDIRENTRIES(3) Linux Programmer s Manual GETDIRENTRIES(3)

NAME getdirentries - get directory entries in a file system-independent for- mat

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(): _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)

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GNU 2007-07-26 GETDIRENTRIES(3)