Directory Nodes

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    Question Directory Nodes

    Does anybody know how to read contents of a directory into a c program?

    eg: fopen( directory_name, "r"); ???
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    Have a look at stat(2) and readdir(3).

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    getdents(2)

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    Code:
    #include <dirent.h>
    DIR *dp;
    struct dirent *dirp;
    dp=opendir("dirname");
    while((dirp=readdir(dp))!=NULL)
      printf("%s\n",dirp->d_name);
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    what bug?

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    >>what bug?

    The program gave only concept.
    It doesn't check the existence of ``dirname'' i.e.
    Code:
    if ((dp=opendir("dirname"))==NULL) {
      /* do some stuff */
      exit(1);
    }
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