NAME

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).
InterfaceAttributeValue
closedir() Thread safetyMT-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)  

COLOPHON

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