Section: POSIX Programmer's Manual (3P)
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--- reset the position of a directory stream to the beginning
of a directory
void rewinddir(DIR *dirp);
function shall reset the position of the directory stream to which
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
would have done. If
does not refer to a directory stream, the effect is undefined.
After a call to the
function, either the parent or child (but not both) may continue
processing the directory stream using
If both the parent and child processes use these functions, the result
function shall not return a value.
No errors are defined.
The following sections are informative.
function should be used in conjunction with
to examine the contents of the directory. This method is recommended
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2008,
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information Technology
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