is_symlink Function

Indicates whether the specified file_status or file name represents a symbolic link.

inline bool is_symlink(
   file_status Stat
template<class Path>
inline bool is_symlink(
   const Path& Pval


  • Stat
    A file_status object.

  • Pval
    A Path object. Path can be either a basic_path or a type that is derived from basic_path.

Return Value

The first function returns Stat.type() == symlink_file. The second function returns is_symlink(status(Pval)).


Header: filesystem

Namespace: std::tr2::sys

See Also



file_type Enumeration

status Function

Other Resources

C++ Standard Library Header Files