What is the header for following variables?

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    What is the header for following variables?

    Dear All,
    I want list all the files in directory...following program i have copied from FAQ i am getting following errors..

    error-. fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'dirent.h': No such file or directory

    Code:
    #include <DIRECT.H> 
    #include <stdio.h> 
    #include <windows.h>
    #include <dirent.h>
    
    int main(void)
    {
      DIR           *d;
      struct dirent *dir;
      d = opendir(".");
      if (d)
      {
        while ((dir = readdir(d)) != NULL)
        {
          printf("%s\n", dir->d_name);
        }
    
        closedir(d);
      }
    
      return(0);
    }
    i am using VC++ compiler and windows2000 operating system..

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    readdir() is a posix (linux/unix) function. It doesn't exist in Windows. There is, instead, FindFirstFile, FindNextFile and FindClose.

    Here's the help on FindFirstFile, the rest are documented in links from this page:
    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...18(VS.85).aspx

    You can also have a look in the FAQ, which has code that reads a directory in Windows (as well as Posix type systems).

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    > It doesn't exist in Windows.
    Windows is more screwed up than you'd think, half-ass POSIX compliant (that's an oxymoron!). Then they decided to ditch it, then not, then, then not, then, then not...

    It did exist, however it seems to have been erased -- they seem to try and abstract themselves as far away from unix as possible.

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