fnmatch()

match file or path name against wild card pattern 

Function


SYNOPSIS

#include <fnmatch.h>

int fnmatch(const char *pattern, const char *string, int flags);


DESCRIPTION

The fnmatch() function checks the string argument to see if it matches the pattern argument, which is a shell wild card pattern.


PARAMETERS

pattern 

Is the pattern to match.

string 

Is the string to match with pattern.

flags 

modifies the behavior of fnmatch(). It is the bitwise-or of zero or more of the flags specified in <fnmatch.h>.

If the FNM_PATHNAME flag is set, a slash character in string is explicitly matched by a slash in pattern; it is not matched by either the asterisk or question-mark special characters, or by a bracket expression. If the FNM_PATHNAME flag is not set, the slash character is treated as an ordinary character.

If FNM_NOESCAPE is not set, a backslash character (\) in pattern followed by any other character matches that second character in string. In particular, \\ matches a backslash in string. If FNM_NOESCAPE is set, a backslash character is treated as an ordinary character.

If FNM_PERIOD and FNM_PATHNAME are set, a leading period in string matches a period in pattern if it is the first character in string or if it immediately follows a slash.

If FNM_PERIOD is set and FNM_PATHNAME is not, a leading period in string matches a period in pattern only if it is the first character in string.


RETURN VALUES

If there is a match, fnmatch() returns zero. If there is no match, fnmatch() returns FNM_NOMATCH. If an error occurs, another non-zero value is returned.


CONFORMANCE

POSIX.2


MULTITHREAD SAFETY LEVEL


PORTING ISSUES

None.


AVAILABILITY

PTC MKS Toolkit for Professional Developers
PTC MKS Toolkit for Professional Developers 64-Bit Edition
PTC MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers
PTC MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers 64-Bit Edition


SEE ALSO

Functions:
glob()


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