rewinddir — reset directory stream


#include <sys/types.h>

#include <dirent.h>

void rewinddir(DIR *dirp);


The rewinddir() function resets the position of the directory stream dirp to the beginning of the directory.

Return Value

The rewinddir() function returns no value.


For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).

Interface Attribute Value
rewinddir() Thread safety MT-Safe

Conforming to

POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, SVr4, 4.3BSD.

See Also

closedir(3), opendir(3), readdir(3), scandir(3), seekdir(3), telldir(3)


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Referenced By

closedir(3), dirfd(3), opendir(3), readdir(3), scandir(3), seekdir(3), telldir(3).

2015-08-08 Linux Programmer's Manual