Thread: unix ls in c code?

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    unix ls in c code?

    i was wondering if there was a way to run an ls, possibly with system(), and read the results in an array of let's say char*'s. I need to get a list of filenames from a directory

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    Look into the use of readdir and related functions.
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    thanks laserlight
    those seem to be exactly what im looking for

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