How to reverse a doubly linked list?

It is easier to reverse a double-linked list than it is to reverse a single linked list. This operation reverses the nodes in the list of double links, making the first node the last node and the last node the first node.

Reverting a doubly linked list is an important operation. Here we swap the previous and next pointers for all nodes, as well as the head and tail pointers.


The following C ++ implementation shows a list of reverse double links.

For example:



Here, the left and right pointers are swapped and moved towards each other until they meet or intersect. Then the first and last nodes are swapped.

Here Code:

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
struct Node {
   int data;
   struct Node *prev, *next;
Node* newNode(int val){
   Node* temp = new Node;
   temp->data = val;
   temp->prev = temp->next = nullptr;
   return temp;
void displayList(Node* head){
   while (head->next != nullptr) {
      cout << head->data << " <==> ";
      head = head->next;
   cout << head->data << endl;
void insert(Node** head, int node_data){
   Node* temp = newNode(node_data);
   temp->next = *head;
   (*head)->prev = temp;
   (*head) = temp;
void reverseList(Node** head){
   Node* left = *head, * right = *head;
   while (right->next != nullptr)
   right = right->next;
   while (left != right && left->prev != right) {
      swap(left->data, right->data);
      left = left->next;
      right = right->prev;}
int main(){
   Node* headNode = newNode(5);
   insert(&headNode, 4);
   insert(&headNode, 3);
   insert(&headNode, 2);
   insert(&headNode, 1);
   cout << "Original doubly linked list: " << endl;
   cout << "Reverse doubly linked list: " << endl;
   return 0;

Complexity Analysis:

  • Time Complexity: O(N), Where N is the number of nodes in the double linked list.
  • Auxiliary Space: O(1)

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