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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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Finding a file

In the previous recipe, we learned how we can use directory_iterator and recursive_directory_iterator to enumerate the content of a directory. Displaying the content of a directory, as we did in the previous recipe, is only one of the scenarios in which this is needed. The other major scenario is when searching for particular entries in a directory, such as files with a particular name, extension, and so on. In this recipe, we will demonstrate how we can use the directory iterators and the iterating patterns shown earlier to find files that match a given criterion.

Getting ready

You should read the previous recipe, Enumerating the content of a directory, for details about directory iterators. In this recipe, we will also use the same test directory structure that was presented in the previous recipe.

How to do it...

To find files that match particular criteria, use the following pattern:

  1. Use recursive_directory_iterator to iterate through...