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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       getdirentries  - get directory entries in a filesystem independent format

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       #define _BSD_SOURCE or #define _SVID_SOURCE
       #include <dirent.h>

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

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       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    [Toc]    [Back]

       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

ERRORS    [Toc]    [Back]

       See the Linux library source code for details.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       open(2), lseek(2)

BSD/MISC			  1993-07-22		      GETDIRENTRIES(3)
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