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man pages section 3: Basic Library Functions

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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

rewinddir(3C)

Name

rewinddir - reset position of directory stream to the beginning of a directory

Synopsis

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

void rewinddir(DIR *dirp);

Description

The rewinddir() function resets the position of the directory stream to which dirp refers to the beginning of the directory. It also causes the directory stream to refer to the current state of the corresponding directory, as a call to opendir(3C) would have done. If dirp does not refer to a directory stream, the effect is undefined.

After a call to the fork(2) function, either the parent or child (but not both) may continue processing the directory stream using readdir(3C), rewinddir() or seekdir(3C). If both the parent and child processes use these functions, the result is undefined.

Return Values

The rewinddir() function does not return a value.

Errors

No errors are defined.

Usage

The rewinddir() function should be used in conjunction with opendir(), readdir(), and closedir(3C) to examine the contents of the directory. This method is recommended for portability.

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface Stability
Committed
MT-Level
Safe
Standard

See Also

seekdir(3C), fork(2), closedir(3C), dirfd(3C), opendir(3C), readdir(3C), telldir(3C), attributes(7), standards(7)