28 Input/output library [input.output]

28.11 File systems [filesystems]

28.11.9 Enumerations [fs.enum]

28.11.9.1 Enum path​::​format [fs.enum.path.format]

This enum specifies constants used to identify the format of the character sequence, with the meanings listed in Table 116.
Table 116 — Enum path::format
Name
Meaning
native_­format
The native pathname format.
generic_­format
The generic pathname format.
auto_­format
The interpretation of the format of the character sequence is implementation-defined.
The implementation may inspect the content of the character sequence to determine the format.
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For POSIX-based systems, native and generic formats are equivalent and the character sequence should always be interpreted in the same way.
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