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Modern C++ Programming Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Marius Bancila
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Book Image

Modern C++ Programming Cookbook - Second Edition

5 (1)
By: Marius Bancila

Overview of this book

C++ has come a long way to be one of the most widely used general-purpose languages that is fast, efficient, and high-performance at its core. The updated second edition of Modern C++ Programming Cookbook addresses the latest features of C++20, such as modules, concepts, coroutines, and the many additions to the standard library, including ranges and text formatting. The book is organized in the form of practical recipes covering a wide range of problems faced by modern developers. The book also delves into the details of all the core concepts in modern C++ programming, such as functions and classes, iterators and algorithms, streams and the file system, threading and concurrency, smart pointers and move semantics, and many others. It goes into the performance aspects of programming in depth, teaching developers how to write fast and lean code with the help of best practices. Furthermore, the book explores useful patterns and delves into the implementation of many idioms, including pimpl, named parameter, and attorney-client, teaching techniques such as avoiding repetition with the factory pattern. There is also a chapter dedicated to unit testing, where you are introduced to three of the most widely used libraries for C++: Boost.Test, Google Test, and Catch2. By the end of the book, you will be able to effectively leverage the features and techniques of C++11/14/17/20 programming to enhance the performance, scalability, and efficiency of your applications.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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Creating, copying, and deleting files and directories

Operations with files, such as copying, moving, and deleting, or with directories, such as creating, renaming, and deleting, are all supported by the filesystem library. Files and directories are identified using a path (which can be absolute, canonical, or relative), a topic that was covered in the previous recipes. In this recipe, we will look at what the standard functions for the previously mentioned operations are and how they work.

Getting ready

Before going forward, you should read the Working with filesystem paths recipe. The introductory notes from that recipe also apply here. However, all of the examples in this recipe are platform-independent.

For all of the following examples, we will use the following variables, and assume the current path is C:\Users\Marius\Documents on Windows and /home/marius/docs for a POSIX system:

auto err = std::error_code{};
auto basepath = fs::current_path();
auto path = basepath...