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std::basic_fstream::is_open

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bool is_open();
(until C++11)
bool is_open() const;
(since C++11)

Checks if the file stream has an associated file.

Effectively calls rdbuf()->is_open().

Contents

[edit] Parameters

(none)

[edit] Return value

true if the file stream has an associated file, false otherwise

[edit] Example

#include <string>
#include <fstream>
#include <iostream>
 
int main()
{
    std::string filename = "some_file";
 
    std::fstream fs(filename, std::ios::in);
 
    std::cout << std::boolalpha;
    std::cout << "fs.is_open() = " << fs.is_open() << '\n';
 
    if(!fs.is_open())
    {
       fs.clear();
       fs.open(filename, std::ios::out);
       std::cout << "fs.is_open() = " << fs.is_open() << '\n';
    }
}

Possible output:

fs.is_open() = false
fs.is_open() = true

[edit] See also

opens a file and associates it with the stream
(public member function) [edit]
closes the associated file
(public member function) [edit]