< cpp‎ | experimental‎ | fs
Technical specifications
Filesystem library (filesystem TS)
Library fundamentals (library fundamentals TS)
Library fundamentals 2 (library fundamentals 2 TS)
Extensions for parallelism (parallelism TS)
Extensions for concurrency (concurrency TS)
Concepts (concepts TS)
Ranges (ranges TS)
Special mathematical functions (special math TR)
Defined in header <experimental/filesystem>
enum class file_type {

    none = 0,
    not_found = -1,
    regular = 1,
    directory = 2,
    symlink = 3,
    block = 4,
    character = 5,
    fifo = 6,
    socket = 7,
    unknown = 8

(filesystem TS)

Indicates a type of a file or directory a path refers to.

[edit] Constants

Constant Meaning
none indicates that the file status has not been evaluated yet, or an error occurred when evaluating it
not_found indicates that the file was not found (this is not considered an error)
regular a regular file
directory a directory
symlink a symbolic link
block a block special file
character a character special file
fifo a FIFO (also known as pipe) file
socket a socket file
unknown an unknown file

[edit] See also