29 Input/output library [input.output]

29.12 File systems [filesystems]

29.12.13 Filesystem operation functions [fs.op.funcs]

29.12.13.38 Symlink status [fs.op.symlink.status]

Effects: Same as status(), above, except that the attributes of p are determined as if by using POSIX lstat() to obtain a POSIX struct stat.
Let prms denote the result of (m & perms​::​mask), where m is determined as if by converting the st_­mode member of the obtained struct stat to the type perms.
Returns: Same as status(), above, except that if the attributes indicate a symbolic link, as if by POSIX S_­ISLNK, returns file_­status(file_­type​::​symlink, prms).
The signature with argument ec returns file_­status(file_­type​::​none) if an error occurs.
Throws: As specified in [fs.err.report].
Remarks: Pathname resolution terminates if p names a symbolic link.