const gchar*
g_dir_read_name (
  GDir* dir


Retrieves the name of another entry in the directory, or NULL. The order of entries returned from this function is not defined, and may vary by file system or other operating-system dependent factors.

NULL may also be returned in case of errors. On Unix, you can check errno to find out if NULL was returned because of an error.

On Unix, the ‘.’ and ‘..’ entries are omitted, and the returned name is in the on-disk encoding.

On Windows, as is true of all GLib functions which operate on filenames, the returned name is in UTF-8.

Return value

Returns: const gchar*

The entry’s name or NULL if there are no more entries. The return value is owned by GLib and must not be modified or freed.

 The data is owned by the instance.
 The value is a file system path, using the OS encoding.