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NAME

       seekdir - set the position of the next readdir() call in the directory stream.

SYNOPSIS

       #include <dirent.h>

       void seekdir(DIR *dirp, long loc);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       seekdir():
        _XOPEN_SOURCE
           || /* Glibc since 2.19: */ _DEFAULT_SOURCE
           || /* Glibc versions <= 2.19: */ _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION

       The  seekdir()  function  sets  the  location  in the directory stream from which the next
       readdir(2) call will start.  The loc argument should be a value  returned  by  a  previous
       call to telldir(3).

RETURN VALUE

       The seekdir() function returns no value.

ATTRIBUTES

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

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

CONFORMING TO

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

NOTES

       In  glibc  up  to  version  2.1.1,  the  type of the loc argument was off_t.  POSIX.1-2001
       specifies long, and this  is  the  type  used  since  glibc  2.1.2.   See  telldir(3)  for
       information on why you should be careful in making any assumptions about the value in this
       argument.

SEE ALSO

       lseek(2), closedir(3), opendir(3), readdir(3), rewinddir(3), scandir(3), telldir(3)

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                                            2016-03-15                                 SEEKDIR(3)