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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] list all drives
From: Marshall Clow (mclow.lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-12 11:31:39

On Jul 12, 2010, at 8:21 AM, Michael Jackson wrote:

> On 7/11/10 6:50 PM, in article
> AANLkTilxjfmegCAHrXnOKOPLPcDMXXabMgCLA9_FXH36_at_[hidden], "Daniel
> Trebbien" wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I am programming on a widows system. Is it possible to list all drives
>>> available in a system with boost::filesystem library or any other boost
>>> library?
>>> I have gone through boost::filesystem documentation, but could not find any
>>> :(
>>> Thanks a lot,
>>> Lloyd
>> Hi Lloyd,
>> Because the concept of drives is unique to Windows, Boost Filesystem
>> does not implement such a function. Boost Filesystem and all Boost
>> libraries are designed to be cross-platform.
>> To obtain a list of drives, you should instead use the Windows API
>> function `GetLogicalDriveStrings`:
>> Daniel
> Doesn't OS X have the concept of separate Drives? They are all just mounted
> in /Volumes

Mac OS X (like other unix-es) has a single-rooted file system; everything is under "/". (i.e, you can get to every file on the computer by starting at '/' and traversing the directory tree)

Windows (AFAIK) does not - all the devices/drives are separate.

-- Marshall

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