C++ directory list

In C++ to dislay all files and sub-directories in a directory or drive, you can use opendir(char *dir_name) to open the directory that contains the files and sub-directories you want to list and use readir(DIR*) to read content of the directory. You must include the dirent.h header file to use the two functions.

using namespace std;

int main(){
   DIR *di=opendir("D:\\test"); //open the directory
   struct dirent *list;
   if(!di) { //checking whether the directory is opened successfully
        cout<<"The directory can not be opened.";
        return 1;
   while(list=readdir (di)){ // display all files and sub-directories in the directory

return 0;

Posted by: Ly | post date: 02-13-2013 | Subject: C++ Programming Language

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