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



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);

   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 3.22 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/.



GNU                               2007-07-26                  GETDIRENTRIES(3)