27 Input/output library [input.output]

27.11 File systems [filesystems]

27.11.14 Filesystem operation functions [fs.op.funcs]

27.11.14.7 Create directory [fs.op.create_directory]

bool create_directory(const path& p); bool create_directory(const path& p, error_code& ec) noexcept;
Effects: Creates the directory p resolves to, as if by POSIX mkdir() with a second argument of static_­cast<int>(perms::all).
Creation failure because p already exists is not an error.
Returns: true if a new directory was created, otherwise false.
The signature with argument ec returns false if an error occurs.
Throws: As specified in [fs.err.report].
bool create_directory(const path& p, const path& existing_p); bool create_directory(const path& p, const path& existing_p, error_code& ec) noexcept;
Effects: Creates the directory p resolves to, with attributes copied from directory existing_­p.
The set of attributes copied is operating system dependent.
Creation failure because p already exists is not an error.
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For POSIX-based operating systems, the attributes are those copied by native API stat(existing_­p.c_­str(), &attributes_­stat) followed by mkdir(p.c_­str(), attributes_­stat.st_­mode).
For Windows-based operating systems, the attributes are those copied by native API CreateDirectoryExW(existing_­p.c_­str(), p.c_­str(), 0).
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Returns: true if a new directory was created, otherwise false.
The signature with argument ec returns false if an error occurs.
Throws: As specified in [fs.err.report].