recursive_directory_iterator() noexcept;
(1) (since C++17)
recursive_directory_iterator( const recursive_directory_iterator& other );
(2) (since C++17)
recursive_directory_iterator( recursive_directory_iterator&& other ) noexcept;
(3) (since C++17)
explicit recursive_directory_iterator( const std::filesystem::path& p );
(4) (since C++17)

    const std::filesystem::path& p,

    std::filesystem::directory_options options );
(5) (since C++17)

    const std::filesystem::path& p,
    std::filesystem::directory_options options,

    std::error_code& ec );
(6) (since C++17)
recursive_directory_iterator( const std::filesystem::path& p, std::error_code& ec );
(7) (since C++17)

Constructs new recursive directory iterator.

1) Default constructor. Constructs an end iterator.
2) Copy constructor.
3) Move constructor.
4-7) Constructs an iterator that refers to the first entry in the directory that p resolves to.


[edit] Parameters

p - path to the filesystem object to which the directory iterator will refer
ec - out-parameter for error reporting in the non-throwing overloads
options - the set of BitmaskType options that control the behavior of the directory iterator
other - another directory iterator to use as source to initialize the directory iterator with

[edit] Exceptions

Any overload not marked noexcept may throw std::bad_alloc if memory allocation fails.

4,5) Throws std::filesystem::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.
6,7) Sets a std::error_code& parameter to the OS API error code if an OS API call fails, and executes ec.clear() if no errors occur.

[edit] Notes

Recursive directory iterators do not follow directory symlinks by default. To enable this behavior, specify directory_options::follow_directory_symlink among the options option set.

[edit] Example

[edit] Defect reports

The following behavior-changing defect reports were applied retroactively to previously published C++ standards.

DR Applied to Behavior as published Correct behavior
LWG 3013 C++17 error_code overload marked noexcept but can allocate memory noexcept removed