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Re: recursing through directories


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: recursing through directories
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 17:06:59 +0200
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Francesco Potorti` <address@hidden> writes:

|> I am going to add a new functionality to etags (by popular request).
|> 
|> Until now, when a directory name was given, etags would raise an error.
|> I want etags to recurse through it and look for source files.
|> 
|> Looking at the libc functions, I think that scandir is the most useful
|> for this job.  Is it standard enough?  The man page says it is
|> conformant to bsd4.3, so I should have no problems.  The fact is that
|> the etags source is very conservative about systems compatibility.

Maybe ftw would be better, since it's POSIX (scandir isn't).

Andreas.

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