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       al_findfirst - Low-level function for searching files. Allegro game programming library.


       #include <allegro.h>

       int al_findfirst(const char *pattern, struct al_ffblk *info, int attrib);


       Low-level  function  for searching files. This function finds the first file which matches
       the given wildcard specification and file attributes (see above).  The  information  about
       the  file  (if  any)  will be put in the al_ffblk structure which you have to provide. The
       al_ffblk structure looks like:

          struct al_ffblk
             int attrib;       - actual attributes of the file found
             time_t time;      - modification time of file
             char name[512];   - name of file

       There is some other stuff in the structure as well, but it is there for internal use only.

          struct al_ffblk info;

          if (al_findfirst("*.pcx", &info, FA_ALL) != 0) {
             /* Tell user there are no PCX files. */


       The  function  returns  non-zero  if no match is found or if an error occurred and, in the
       latter case, sets `errno' accordingly. It returns zero if a  match  is  found,  allocating
       some  memory  for  internal use in the structure.  Therefore you have to close your search
       when you are finished to avoid memory leaks in your program.


       al_findnext(3alleg4), al_findclose(3alleg4), al_ffblk_get_size(3alleg4)