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How can I access the directory listing using system calls? I wanted to write a program when given a directory name prints all the files in it?
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by:seedy
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Use opendir, readdir, closedir and other related routines.  These are part of the standard library routines.  Here is a sample code that prints the names  of  all  the files in the current directory: (taken from the man pages)

#include <stdio.h>
#include <dirent.h>

main()
{
       DIR *dirp;
       struct dirent *direntp;

       dirp = opendir( "." );
       while ( (direntp = readdir( dirp )) != NULL )
               (void)printf( "%s\n", direntp->d_name );
       (void)closedir( dirp );
       return (0);
}

Some flavors of UNIX may also have getdents or getdirentries; read man pages for more info.

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rajeevm earned 200 total points
ID: 2008152
Can you please try ls -R option , and if you want to write a program , then use system function and invoke the above command .
I think it will solve your problem
Thanks & Regards,
Rajeev Mishra
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