NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | ERRORS | ATTRIBUTES | CONFORMING TO | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

CLOSEDIR(3)               Linux Programmer's Manual              CLOSEDIR(3)

NAME         top

       closedir - close a directory

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <sys/types.h>

       #include <dirent.h>

       int closedir(DIR *dirp);

DESCRIPTION         top

       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         top

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

ERRORS         top

       EBADF  Invalid directory stream descriptor dirp.

ATTRIBUTES         top

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

       ┌───────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐
       │Interface  Attribute     Value   │
       ├───────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
       │closedir() │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │
       └───────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘

CONFORMING TO         top

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

SEE ALSO         top

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

COLOPHON         top

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                                 2015-08-08                      CLOSEDIR(3)