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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 avail-
       able 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 informa-
       tion about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.



                                  2008-09-23                       CLOSEDIR(3)