troubleshooting Question

C function to determine if a directory exists

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Using C (not C++):

I have often used the C function access() to determine if a file exists e.g

if (!access(filename, F_OK))
   printf("File exists);
  printf("File does NOT exist\n");

For my current purposes, I need to be able to tell if a particular SUBDIRECTORY exists.
e..g if I have a subdir "STEVE", and pass "STEVE" to access() it will return 0, but I need to be able to tell if "STEVE" is a subdir, rather than a file.  Is there a function that can help me out?


Kent Olsen
Data Warehouse / Database Architect

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