closedir man page

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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Referenced By

dirfd(3), explain(1), explain(3), explain_closedir(3), explain_closedir_or_die(3), fanotify_mark(2), opendir(3), readdir(3), rewinddir(3), scandir(3), seekdir(3), telldir(3).

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