getdirentries − get directory entries in a filesystem-independent format
ssize_t getdirentries(int fd, char *buf, size_t nbytes , off_t *basep);
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
getdirentries(): _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE
Read directory entries from the directory specified by fd into buf. At most nbytes are read. Reading starts at offset *basep, and *basep is updated with the new position after reading.
getdirentries() returns the number of bytes read or zero when at the end of the directory. If an error occurs, −1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.
See the Linux library source code for details.
For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
Not in POSIX.1. Present on the BSDs, and a few other systems. Use opendir(3) and readdir(3) instead.
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