Thread: Browsing directory in unix

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    Browsing directory in unix

    Hi, I am looking for a C program in Unix to browse the directory and list the files(recursively). Can somebody help me on this.
    Thanks in advance.

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    int main()
       system("ls -Lr");
       return 0;
    any good?

    Seriously, you want to look at "opendir()" and "readdir()" and "closedir()". You'll probably need "stat" as well to get some of the data about the file, if you want to show more than the filename.

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