CLOSEDIR(3C) Standard C Library Functions CLOSEDIR(3C)


NAME


closedir - close a directory stream

SYNOPSIS


#include <sys/types.h>
#include <dirent.h>

int closedir(DIR *dirp);


DESCRIPTION


The closedir() function closes the directory stream referred to by the
argument dirp. Upon return, the value of dirp may no longer point to an
accessible object of the type DIR. If a file descriptor is used to
implement type DIR, that file descriptor will be closed.

RETURN VALUES


Upon successful completion, closedir() returns 0. Otherwise, -1 is
returned and errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS


The closedir() function may fail if:

EBADF
The dirp argument does not refer to an open directory stream.


EINTR
The closedir() function was interrupted by a signal.


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|Interface Stability | Standard |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|MT-Level | Safe |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


opendir(3C), attributes(5), standards(5)


July 24, 2002 CLOSEDIR(3C)