cc = getdirentries(fd, buf, nbytes, basep) int cc, fd; char *buf; int nbytes; long *basep;
getdirentries attempts to put directory entries from the directory referenced by the file descriptor fd into the buffer pointed to by buf, in a filesystem independent format. Up to nbytes of data will be transferred. nbytes must be greater than or equal to the block size associated with the file, see stat(2). Sizes less than this may cause errors on certain filesystems.
The data in the buffer is a series of direct structures each containing the following entries:
unsigned long d_fileno; unsigned short d_reclen; unsigned short d_namlen; char d_name[MAXNAMELEN + 1]; /* see below */
The d_fileno entry is a number which is unique for each distinct file in the filesystem. Files that are linked by hard links (see link(2)) have the same d_fileno. The d_reclen entry is the length, in bytes, of the directory record. The d_name entry contains a null terminated file name. The d_namlen entry specifies the length of the file name. Thus the actual size of d_name may vary from 2 to MAXNAMELEN + 1. (MAXNAMELEN is defined in <rpcsvc/nlm_prot.h>.)
The structures are not necessarily tightly packed. The d_reclen entry may be used as an offset from the beginning of a direct structure to the next structure, if any.
Upon return, the actual number of bytes transferred is returned. The current position pointer associated with fd is set to point to the next block of entries. The pointer is not necessarily incremented by the number of bytes returned by getdirentries. If the value returned is zero, the end of the directory has been reached. The current position pointer may be set and retrieved by lseek(2). getdirentries writes the position of the block read into the location pointed to by basep. It is not safe to set the current position pointer to any value other than a value previously returned by lseek(2) or a value previously returned in the location pointed to by basep or zero.
Created by unroff & hp-tools. © by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97