GETDIRENTRIES

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
SEE ALSO

NAME

getdirentries − get directory entries in a filesystem independent format

SYNOPSIS

#define __USE_BSD or #define __USE_MISC
#include <dirent.h>

ssize_t getdirentries(int fd, char *buf, size_t nbytes , off_t *basep);

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.

SEE ALSO

open(2), lseek(2)