Hi all,

I have a couple of programs that read through a directory using readdir() and pass each file name encountered off to another program for processing. It occurs to me that this is something we'll need to do over and over again, so I want to generalize it a bit.

Right now, I'm using a nasty hack to avoid passing directory names to my processing programs. I'd like to fix that, and looking at the stat() API it appears I can distinguish between directories, stream files, and native system objects by using the st_objtype field from the stat structure.

I don't see any way to tell if a stream file is a regular file, a link, or some sort of device file. Can anyone recommend a good method to distinguish between the stream file types?

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