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NAMEgetdirentries - get directory entries in a file system-independent format
ssize_t getdirentries(int fd, char *buf, size_t nbytes , off_t *basep);
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
DESCRIPTIONRead 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 VALUEgetdirentries() 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.
ERRORSSee the Linux library source code for details.
CONFORMING TONot in POSIX.1-2001. Present on the BSDs, and a few other systems. Use opendir(3) and readdir(3) instead.
SEE ALSOlseek(2), open(2)
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