Defined in header <filesystem>
enum class directory_options {

    none = /* unspecified */,
    follow_directory_symlink = /* unspecified */,
    skip_permission_denied = /* unspecified */

(since C++17)

This type represents available options that control the behavior of the directory_iterator and recursive_directory_iterator.

directory_options satisfies the requirements of BitmaskType (which means the bitwise operators operator&, operator|, operator^, operator~, operator&=, operator|=, and operator^= are defined for this type). none represents the empty bitmask; every other enumerator represents a distinct bitmask element.

Member constants

Member constant Meaning
none (Default) Skip directory symlinks, permission denied is error.
follow_directory_symlink Follow rather than skip directory symlinks.
skip_permission_denied Skip directories that would otherwise result in permission denied errors.

See also

constructs a directory iterator
(public member function of std::filesystem::directory_iterator)
constructs a recursive directory iterator
(public member function of std::filesystem::recursive_directory_iterator)