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    struct stat

    I need to use the built-in struct stat.
    How can I get the information of a file into a stat structure?

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    There is no build-in struct stat
    It depends on your OS, so if you're trying this on windows, then you're out of luck.

    Tell us what you're trying to do, and the OS/Compiler you're using.
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    Sorry, I wasn't explicit. I am using ubuntu. Compiler gcc
    I want to use the structure stat defined in sys/stat.h to gather file information.

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    OK, that would work.
    Have you figured anything out at all? Have you read the manual page for the function?
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    Ya, i got it. But is am still facing problems to check whether a given file path is that of a directory. Because I need to implement ls -l, I need the permissions and also the information about it being a directory.

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    So are you not allowed to use S_<whatever> macros for some reason?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    There is no build-in struct stat
    It depends on your OS, so if you're trying this on windows, then you're out of luck.

    Tell us what you're trying to do, and the OS/Compiler you're using.
    Why? Windows supports the stat() function too, although they probably renamed it to _stat().
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjust View Post
    Why? Windows supports the stat() function too, although they probably renamed it to _stat().
    There is no such thing as a "windows compiler". There are compilers that run in Windows. There are compilers that can produce executables for Windows. But saying "Windows supports the stat() function..." is not accurate.

    There is no stat function in the standard C library.


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    Thanks, I didn't know about the S_<macros>.
    Searched the internet and got it. Now my code works.

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