boost.png (6897 bytes) Filesystem Version 4
Home    Tutorial    Reference    FAQ    Releases    Portability    V4    V3 Intro    V3 Design    Deprecated    Bug Reports   

Boost Filesystem Version 4

Version 4 is a significant revision of the Boost Filesystem library that makes its interface and behavior closer to std::filesystem that was introduced in C++17 and updated in the later standards. It removes the features that were deprecated in Version 3 and makes a number of breaking changes.

Users can select Boost.Filesystem v4 version by defining BOOST_FILESYSTEM_VERSION macro to 4 when compiling their code. There is no need to separately compile Boost.Filesystem for each library version — a single binary supports both v3 and v4. Users should avoid using both v3 and v4 in the same application as this can lead to subtle bugs.

Breaking changes

© Copyright Andrey Semashev, 2021-2022

Distributed under the Boost Software License, Version 1.0. See