The Single UNIX ® Specification, Version 2
Copyright © 1997 The Open Group


seekdir - set position of directory stream


#include <sys/types.h>
#include <dirent.h>

void seekdir(DIR *dirp, long int loc);


The seekdir() function sets the position of the next readdir() operation on the directory stream specified by dirp to the position specified by loc. The value of loc should have been returned from an earlier call to telldir(). The new position reverts to the one associated with the directory stream when telldir() was performed.

If the value of loc was not obtained from an earlier call to telldir() or if a call to rewinddir() occurred between the call to telldir() and the call to seekdir(), the results of subsequent calls to readdir() are unspecified.


The seekdir() function returns no value.


No errors are defined.








opendir(), readdir(), telldir(), <dirent.h> <stdio.h>, <sys/types.h>.

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