Improvements on Recursive Directory Listing

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    Improvements on Recursive Directory Listing

    Hi i am a relative newb to C programming, in a unix environment i am attempting to create a C program that does a recursive directory listing, functionaly similar to "ls -lR"

    So far i have come up with this

    Code:
    #include <sys/types.h>
    #include <dirent.h>
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    int main( int argc, char* argv[] )
    {
      DIR * dir;
      struct dirent * entry;
      dir = opendir( argv[1] );
      while ( entry=readdir( dir ) ) {
        printf( "%s\n", entry->d_name );
      }
      closedir( dir );
      return 0;
    }

    Does any1 have any ideas how i could improve this with the use of chdir, stat and any other procedures which could improve its performance???

    any help would be greatly recieved

    many thanks

    laney

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