Linux Programmer’s Manual
dirfd − get directory stream file descriptor
int dirfd(DIR *dirp);
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
dirfd(): _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE
The function dirfd() returns the file descriptor associated with the directory stream dirp.
This descriptor is the one used internally by the directory stream. As a result, it is only useful for functions
which do not depend on or alter the file position, such as fstat(2) and fchdir(2). It will be automatically
closed when closedir(3) is called.
On success, a nonnegative file descriptor is returned. On error, −1 is returned.
POSIX.1-2008 specifies two errors, neither of which is returned by the current implementation.
dirp does not refer to a valid directory stream.
The implementation does not support the association of a file descriptor with a directory.
POSIX.1-2008. This function was a BSD extension, present in 4.3BSD-Reno, not in 4.2BSD.
The prototype for dirfd() is only available if _BSD_SOURCE or _SVID_SOURCE is defined.
open(2), closedir(3), opendir(3), readdir(3), rewinddir(3), scandir(3), seekdir(3), telldir(3)
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