std::filesystem::directory_entry::exists (3) - Linux Manuals

std::filesystem::directory_entry::exists: std::filesystem::directory_entry::exists


std::filesystem::directory_entry::exists - std::filesystem::directory_entry::exists


bool exists() const; (since C++17)
bool exists( std::error_code& ec ) const noexcept;

Checks whether the pointed-to object exists. Effectively returns std::filesystem::exists(status()) or std::filesystem::exists(status(ec)), respectively


ec - out-parameter for error reporting in the non-throwing overload

Return value

true if the referred-to filesystem object exists.


The overload that does not take a std::error_code& parameter throws filesystem_error on underlying OS API errors, constructed with p as the first path argument and the OS error code as the error code argument. The overload taking a std::error_code& parameter sets it to the OS API error code if an OS API call fails, and executes ec.clear() if no errors occur. Any overload not marked noexcept may throw std::bad_alloc if memory allocation fails.


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See also

exists checks whether path refers to existing file system object