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readdir - read a directory
struct dirent *readdir(DIR *dir);
The readdir() function returns a pointer to a dirent structure
representing the next directory entry in the directory stream pointed
to by dir. It returns NULL on reaching the end-of-file or if an error
The data returned by readdir() is overwritten by subsequent calls to
readdir() for the same directory stream.
According to POSIX, the dirent structure contains a field char d_name
of unspecified size, with at most NAME_MAX characters preceding the
terminating null character. Use of other fields will harm the
portability of your programs.
The readdir() function returns a pointer to a dirent structure, or NULL
if an error occurs or end-of-file is reached.
EBADF Invalid directory stream descriptor dir.
SVID 3, POSIX, BSD 4.3
read(2), opendir(3), closedir(3), rewinddir(3), seekdir(3), telldir(3),
22 April 1996 READDIR(3)