getdirentries

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NAME
       getdirentries  - get directory entries in a filesystem-independent for-
       mat

SYNOPSIS
       #include <dirent.h>

       ssize_t getdirentries(int fd, char *buf, size_t nbytes , off_t *basep);

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

       getdirentries():
           Since glibc 2.19:
               _DEFAULT_SOURCE
           Glibc 2.19 and earlier:
               _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION
       Read 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 VALUE
       getdirentries() 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.

ERRORS
       See the Linux library source code for details.

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

       +----------------+---------------+---------+
       |Interface       | Attribute     | Value   |
       +----------------+---------------+---------+
       |getdirentries() | Thread safety | MT-Safe |
       +----------------+---------------+---------+
CONFORMING TO
       Not  in  POSIX.1.   Present  on the BSDs, and a few other systems.  Use
       opendir(3) and readdir(3) instead.

SEE ALSO
       lseek(2), open(2)

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