closedir (3)

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Name

closedir - close a directory

Synopsis


#include <sys/types.h>#include <dirent.h>
int closedir(DIR *dirp);

Description

The closedir() function closes the directory stream associated with dirp. A successful call to closedir() also closes the underlying file descriptor associated with dirp. The directory stream descriptor dirp is not available after this call.

Return Value

The closedir() function returns 0 on success. On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.

Errors

EBADF
Invalid directory stream descriptor dirp.

Attributes

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7) .
InterfaceAttributeValue
closedir() Thread safetyMT-Safe

Conforming to

POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, SVr4, 4.3BSD.

See Also

close(2) , opendir(3) , readdir(3) , rewinddir(3) , scandir(3) , seekdir(3) , telldir(3)

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