readdir man page on Manjaro

Man page or keyword search:  
man Server   11224 pages
apropos Keyword Search (all sections)
Output format
Manjaro logo
[printable version]

READDIR(2)		   Linux Programmer's Manual		    READDIR(2)

       readdir - read directory entry

       int readdir(unsigned int fd, struct old_linux_dirent *dirp,
		   unsigned int count);

       Note: There is no glibc wrapper for this system call; see NOTES.

       This is not the function you are interested in.	Look at readdir(3) for
       the POSIX conforming C library interface.  This page documents the bare
       kernel system call interface, which is superseded by getdents(2).

       readdir()  reads	 one  old_linux_dirent	structure  from	 the directory
       referred to by the file descriptor fd into the  buffer  pointed	to  by
       dirp.   The  argument  count  is	 ignored; at most one old_linux_dirent
       structure is read.

       The old_linux_dirent structure is declared as follows:

	   struct old_linux_dirent {
	       long  d_ino;		 /* inode number */
	       off_t d_off;		 /* offset to this old_linux_dirent */
	       unsigned short d_reclen;	 /* length of this d_name */
	       char  d_name[NAME_MAX+1]; /* filename (null-terminated) */

       d_ino is an inode number.  d_off is the distance from the start of  the
       directory  to  this  old_linux_dirent.  d_reclen is the size of d_name,
       not counting the terminating null byte ('\0').  d_name is a null-termiā€
       nated filename.

       On  success,  1	is  returned.  On end of directory, 0 is returned.  On
       error, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.

       EBADF  Invalid file descriptor fd.

       EFAULT Argument points outside the calling process's address space.

       EINVAL Result buffer is too small.

       ENOENT No such directory.

	      File descriptor does not refer to a directory.

       This system call is Linux-specific.

       Glibc does not provide a wrapper for this system call;  call  it	 using
       syscall(2).   You  will	need  to define the old_linux_dirent structure
       yourself.  However, probably you should use readdir(3) instead.

       This system call does not exist on x86-64.

       getdents(2), readdir(3)

       This page is part of release 3.65 of the Linux  man-pages  project.   A
       description  of	the project, and information about reporting bugs, can
       be found at

Linux				  2013-06-21			    READDIR(2)

List of man pages available for Manjaro

Copyright (c) for man pages and the logo by the respective OS vendor.

For those who want to learn more, the polarhome community provides shell access and support.

[legal] [privacy] [GNU] [policy] [cookies] [netiquette] [sponsors] [FAQ]
Polarhome, production since 1999.
Member of Polarhome portal.
Based on Fawad Halim's script.
Vote for polarhome
Free Shell Accounts :: the biggest list on the net