The rewinddir() function shall reset the position of the directory
stream to which dirp refers to the beginning of
the directory. It shall also cause the directory stream to refer to
the current state of the corresponding directory, as a call to
opendir() would have done. If dirp does not refer to a
directory stream, the
effect is undefined.
After a call to the fork() function, either the parent or child
(but not both) may
continue processing the directory stream using readdir(), rewinddir(),
seekdir(). If both the
parent and child processes use these functions, the result is undefined.
The rewinddir() function shall not return a value.
No errors are defined.
The following sections are informative.
The rewinddir() function should be used in conjunction with
opendir(), readdir(), and closedir() to examine
the contents of the directory. This method is recommended for portability.
closedir() , opendir() , readdir() , the Base Definitions
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