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Manipulating Directories

Posted on 2003-11-24
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Hello!
How can I manipulate directories in C (create, delete, search for, etc...) without using system("")?

Thanx!
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Hi bass20,

man 2 mkdir
man 2 rmdir
man  readdir
man scandir
man opendir

Cheers!
Sunny:o)
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Thanx, but what should I use if I need to count how many files are in a directory?
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To count the number of files (and not sub directories)
you need to

opendir()
then use scandir/readdir to scan the directory
for each entry do a stat()
determine the type of entry (file/special file/fifo/device/directory/link)
if file then increment count
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