readdir_r(), readdir64_r()

Read a directory (reentrant)


#include <sys/types.h>
#include <dirent.h>

int readdir_r( DIR *dirp,
               struct dirent *entry,
               struct dirent **result );

int readdir64_r( DIR *dirp,
                 struct dirent64 *dirent,
                 struct dirent64 **result );


A pointer to the directory stream to be read.
A pointer to a dirent or dirent64 structure where the function can store the directory entry.
The address of a location where the function can store a pointer to the information found.



Use the -l c option to qcc to link against this library. This library is usually included automatically.


The readdir_r() and readdir64_r() functions initialize the dirent structure referenced by entry with the directory entry at the current position in the directory stream referred to by dirp, store a pointer to this structure in *result, and position the directory stream at the next entry. If you've reached the end of the directory stream, these functions set *result to NULL. The readdir64_r() function is a large-file support version of readdir_r().

Note: In QNX Neutrino 6.6 or later, the large-file support functions and data types appear in the name space only if you define _LARGEFILE64_SOURCE when you compile your code. For more information, see Classification in What's in a Function Description?

The storage pointed to by entry must be large enough for a dirent or direct64 structure with the d_name member an array of char containing at least NAME_MAX plus one element. The struct dirent and struct dirent64 structures don't include space for the pathname; you must provide it. For example:

struct dirent *entry;
entry = malloc( offsetof(struct dirent, d_name) + NAME_MAX + 1 );

Some filesystems support names that are longer than the value of NAME_MAX. You can use pathconf() with _PC_NAME_MAX to determine the maximum number of bytes (not including the terminating null) allowed in a file name for a particular filesystem.


The dirp argument doesn't refer to an open directory stream.
One of the values in the structure to be returned can't be represented correctly.


readdir_r() is POSIX 1003.1; readdir64_r() is Large-file support

Cancellation point Yes
Interrupt handler No
Signal handler Yes
Thread Yes