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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 available 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.

ATTRIBUTES

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).

       ┌───────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐
       │InterfaceAttributeValue   │
       ├───────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
       │closedir() │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │
       └───────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘

CONFORMING TO

       POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, SVr4, 4.3BSD.

SEE ALSO

       close(2), opendir(3), readdir(3), rewinddir(3), scandir(3), seekdir(3), telldir(3)

COLOPHON

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                                            2015-08-08                                CLOSEDIR(3)