Testing if an argument is a directory

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    Testing if an argument is a directory

    How do you test if an argument passed is a directory???

    Expected argument:

    program name, filename, pattern 1, pattern 2

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    We need to know more information, for example the OS would be nice.

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    Using Red Hat Linux as OS and C as language.

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    man [2] readdir

    The 2 may not be correct for Red Hat, that is where it is in the default for Slackware 10.2.

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    >How do you test if an argument passed is a directory???
    The stat() function will provide you the required information.

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    Consider using nftw or ftw these functions were meant for this purpose - searching a file tree.

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