recursive directory listing help

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    recursive directory listing help

    i am trying to design and write a C program that carries out a recursive directory listing, functionally similar to the Unix "ls -lR". This C program will use at least the following system calls, opendir, chdir, readdir, and stat.

    A fairly crude version of doing this would be

    Code:
    	file recls in your home directory contains:
    		for I in * do
    			print $I
    			if test -d $I
    				cd $I
    				sh $HOME/recls
    				cd ..
    			fi
    		done
    but i am looking to do this in a more complex way, any help would be greatly recieved

    thanks

    laney

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    Can we assume by context that you want to do this on a Linux / Unix machine?

    How about
    http://faq.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/...&id=1044780608

    Or maybe using the ftw() function.
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    Yeah on a unix machine, ill look at that see if i can make any sense of it thank you, im a newbie but thanks for the help

    laney

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