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CLOSEDIR(P)			    POSIX Programmer's Manual			      CLOSEDIR(P)

NAME
       closedir - close a directory stream

SYNOPSIS
       #include <dirent.h>

       int closedir(DIR *dirp);

DESCRIPTION
       The closedir() function shall close the directory stream referred to by the argument dirp.
       Upon return, the value of dirp may no longer point to an accessible  object  of	the  type
       DIR.  If  a  file  descriptor is used to implement type DIR, that file descriptor shall be
       closed.

RETURN VALUE
       Upon successful completion, closedir() shall return 0; otherwise, -1 shall be returned and
       errno set to indicate the error.

ERRORS
       The closedir() function may fail if:

       EBADF  The dirp argument does not refer to an open directory stream.

       EINTR  The closedir() function was interrupted by a signal.

       The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES
   Closing a Directory Stream
       The following program fragment demonstrates how the closedir() function is used.

	      ...
		  DIR *dir;
		  struct dirent *dp;
	      ...
		  if ((dir = opendir (".")) == NULL) {
	      ...
		  }

		  while ((dp = readdir (dir)) != NULL) {
	      ...
		  }

		  closedir(dir);
	      ...

APPLICATION USAGE
       None.

RATIONALE
       None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS
       None.

SEE ALSO
       opendir() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <dirent.h>

COPYRIGHT
       Portions  of  this  text  are  reprinted  and  reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std
       1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology  --  Portable	Operating  System
       Interface  (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by
       the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and  The  Open  Group.  In  the
       event  of  any  discrepancy  between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group
       Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The orig-
       inal Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .

IEEE/The Open Group			       2003				      CLOSEDIR(P)
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