GETDIRENTRIESSection: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
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NAMEgetdirentries - get directory entries in a filesystem-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.
ATTRIBUTESFor an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
CONFORMING TONot in POSIX.1. 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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