# std::filesystem::path::empty

< cpp‎ | filesystem‎ | path
 bool empty() const noexcept; (since C++17) (until C++20) [[nodiscard]] bool empty() const noexcept; (since C++20)

Checks if the path in generic format is empty.

## Contents

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### Return value

true if the path is empty, false otherwise.

### Notes

An empty path can be obtained by calling clear and by default-constructing a path. It can also be returned by a path decomposition function (such as extension) if the corresponding component is not present in the path.

An empty path is classified as a relative path.

 (constructor) constructs a path (public member function)