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

NAME
       seekdir	- set the position of the next readdir() call in the directory
       stream.

SYNOPSIS
       #include	<dirent.h>

       void seekdir(DIR	*dirp, long loc);

   Feature Test	Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       seekdir(): _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION
       The seekdir() function sets the location	in the directory  stream  from
       which  the next readdir(2) call will start.  The	loc argument should be
       a value returned	by a previous call to telldir(3).

RETURN VALUE
       The seekdir() function returns no value.

ATTRIBUTES
   Multithreading (see pthreads(7))
       The seekdir() function is thread-safe.

CONFORMING TO
       4.3BSD, POSIX.1-2001.

NOTES
       In glibc	up to version 2.1.1, the type of the loc argument  was	off_t.
       POSIX.1-2001  specifies	long,  and  this  is the type used since glibc
       2.1.2.  See telldir(3) for information on why you should	be careful  in
       making any assumptions about the	value in this argument.

SEE ALSO
       lseek(2),  closedir(3),	opendir(3),  readdir(3),  rewinddir(3),	 scan-
       dir(3), telldir(3)

COLOPHON
       This page is part of release 3.74 of the	Linux  man-pages  project.   A
       description  of	the project, information about reporting bugs, and the
       latest	 version    of	  this	  page,	   can	   be	  found	    at
       http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

				  2013-09-09			    SEEKDIR(3)

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