On Sun, Apr 29, 2007 at 04:39:42PM -0400, Robert Huff wrote: > > In C code, is there a quick and dirty way to tell if a path > points to a directory? Or do I have to open the parent directory and > check the entry for that name?
Try opening the path in question for writing with open(2). If it returns -1, and errno is EISDIR, it is a directory. This will be inconclusive on a read-only filesystem, or if the limit of open file handles is reached, or for any other reason that can make open(2) fail. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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