REWINDDIR(P) POSIX Programmer's Manual REWINDDIR(P)
rewinddir - reset the position of a directory stream to the beginning of a directory
void rewinddir(DIR *dirp);
The rewinddir() function shall reset the position of the directory stream to which dirp
refers to the beginning of the directory. It shall also cause the directory stream to
refer to the current state of the corresponding directory, as a call to opendir() would
have done. If dirp does not refer to a directory stream, the effect is undefined.
After a call to the fork() function, either the parent or child (but not both) may con-
tinue processing the directory stream using readdir(), rewinddir(), or seekdir(). If both
the parent and child processes use these functions, the result is undefined.
The rewinddir() function shall not return a value.
No errors are defined.
The following sections are informative.
The rewinddir() function should be used in conjunction with opendir(), readdir(), and
closedir() to examine the contents of the directory. This method is recommended for porta-
closedir() , opendir() , readdir() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001,
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-
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