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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
Committed
MT-Level
Safe
Standard

See Also

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