file search app

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    Angry file search app

    HI there,

    I a have written a console application that mimics the windows file / folder search application that comes with all windows installations. I am using a recursive function that searches all files and folders in the tree structure and I am using the readdir() function at each level. Some code below:-

    pDir = opendir(pFolderPath);

    // search for files
    while ( (pEntry = readdir(pDir)) != NULL )
    {

    // more code here
    }

    pFolderPath must be a valid folder path like c:\temp\fred, etc

    Question. How can I search the root directory ? ie How can I pass simply "c:\" to my routine ? Clearly opendir(c:\) will return NULL


    THanks all,

    bigSteve
    bigSteve

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    I think in the FAQ, there is an example, search it.

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