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I'm quite new to Linux programming and is trying to do a little c program that involves some file handling. If I would like to do something like getting directory listings, moving files, etc. from my program, how is that done? Right now my program simply calls a bash script that does the file handling stuff, but that feels like just going round the problem.
Originally posted by Prommy Right now my program simply calls a bash script that does the file handling stuff, but that feels like just going round the problem.
why? how many of your favorite programs rely on other, smaller programs to get the job done? what about programs like xcdroast, which are little more than just front ends to other programs (cdrecord in this case)? the whole *NIX deal is not re-invent the wheel. if it's there (especially standard tools like ls and mv), use it. If a bash script feels crappy, use popen().