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).

Interface Attribute Value
closedir() Thread safety MT-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).

2015-08-08 Linux Programmer's Manual