closedir(3) — Linux manual page

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)

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