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Close a directory.

CLOSEDIR(3)                         Linux Programmer's Manual                         CLOSEDIR(3)

NAME closedir - close a directory
SYNOPSIS #include <sys/types.h> #include <dirent.h> int closedir(DIR *dirp);
DESCRIPTION The closedir() function closes the directory stream associated with dirp. A successful call to closedir() also closes the underlying file descriptor associated with dirp. The directory stream descriptor dirp is not available after this call.
RETURN VALUE The closedir() function returns 0 on success. On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.
ERRORS EBADF Invalid directory stream descriptor dirp.
ATTRIBUTES For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7). ┌───────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐ │Interface │ Attribute │ Value │ ├───────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤ │closedir() │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │ └───────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘
CONFORMING TO POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, SVr4, 4.3BSD.
SEE ALSO close(2), opendir(3), readdir(3), rewinddir(3), scandir(3), seekdir(3), telldir(3)
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2015-08-08 CLOSEDIR(3)
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closedir(3) referred by dirfd(3) | explain(1) | explain(3) | explain_closedir(3) | explain_closedir_or_die(3) | fanotify_mark(2) | opendir(3) | readdir(3) | rewinddir(3) | scandir(3) | seekdir(3) | telldir(3)
refer to attributes(7) | close(2) | opendir(3) | readdir(3) | rewinddir(3) | scandir(3) | seekdir(3) | telldir(3)