OPENDIR

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
CONFORMING TO
SEE ALSO

NAME

opendir − open a directory

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/types.h>

#include <dirent.h>

DIR *opendir(const char *name);

DESCRIPTION

The opendir() function opens a directory stream corresponding to the directory name, and returns a pointer to the directory stream. The stream is positioned at the first entry in the directory.

RETURN VALUE

The opendir() function returns a pointer to the directory stream or NULL if an error occurred.

ERRORS

EACCES

Permission denied.

EMFILE

Too many file descriptors in use by process.

ENFILE

Too many files are currently open in the system.

ENOENT

Directory does not exist, or name is an empty string.

ENOMEM

Insufficient memory to complete the operation.

ENOTDIR

name is not a directory.

CONFORMING TO

SVID 3, POSIX, BSD 4.3

SEE ALSO

open(2), readdir(3), closedir(3), rewinddir(3), seekdir(3), telldir(3), scandir(3)