|From:||"Simon 'corecode' Schubert" <corecode@xxxxxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Wed, 26 Jul 2006 14:40:10 +0200|
On Wed, Jul 26, 2006 at 02:55:00PM +0530, Karthik Subramanian wrote:I was fooling around a little with getdents (yes, I know that I shouldn't be using getdents!) and found that the getdents manpage happened to say this about struct dirent:
Yeah, you shouldn't :-)
The data in the buffer is a series of dirent structures each containing the following entries:
u_int32_t d_fileno; u_int16_t d_reclen; u_int8_t d_type; u_int8_t d_namlen; char d_name[MAXNAMELEN + 1]; /* see below */
The d_fileno entry is a number which is unique for each distinct file in the filesystem. Files that are linked by hard links (see link(2)) have the same d_fileno. The d_reclen entry is the length, in bytes, of the directory record.
Yeah, this is outdated. I'm seriously thinking about just eliminiating this. Hm. We even have a partly outdated comment on sys/dirent.h...
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