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Old 11-13-2006
Hi! segmentation fault

I have written a program which takes a directory as command line arguments and displays all the dir and files in it.
I don't know why I have a problem with the /etc directory.It displays all the directories and files untill it reaches a sub directory called peers which is in /etc/ppp/peers.the output stops there and says "segmentation fault".I don't know why I have this problem.Any help is greatly appreciated.Thank you.
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Old 11-13-2006
It might have to do with the string length. We cant comment until we see the code. Or better, compile your code with -g3 -ggdb3 flag and then run it through gdb. That should tell you whats happening.
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Old 11-13-2006
Hi

Hi vino!
Thanks for ur quick reply.
I never tried what u said.
Can u tell me in detail?

Last edited by vijlak; 11-13-2006 at 10:48 AM..
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Old 11-13-2006
Most C compilers are going to issue errors/warnings with your code. You have some problems.

First suggestion to fix one issue - #include <limits.h>

Usually dealing with full filenames means declare your strings like this with PATH_MAX
Code:
   char mydir[PATH_MAX]={0x0};

Plus, what you're doing is far easier with ftw() - see man ftw
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Old 11-13-2006
Hi!

Thanks Jim! Greatly appreciate ur suggetion.
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