[fpc-pascal] fpreaddir

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Thu May 1 17:34:49 CEST 2008

> Am Donnerstag, 1. Mai 2008 17:17 schrieb Marco van de Voort:
> >       DT_LNK          10
> >       DT_SOCK         12
> >       DT_WHT          14
> >
> > But why do you not simply use findfirst/findnext? It's more portable.
> The result of d_type is always 0 even if the entry is a directory.

Then you'll have to do a fpstat to get additional data.

> Your question is not easy to answer. In one way you are right, but I like
> to program as close to the os as possible.

In general findfirst/findnext is ok, unless you are creating e.g. an unix
specific backup application that touches hundreds of thousands of files.

> Does findfirst/findnext also support these things like '*.pas' and file 
> attributes?

It supports wildcards. The file attributes are limited to the ones in
searchrec, see help for more info.

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