Filename matching with shell patterns.
fnmatch(FILENAME, PATTERN) matches according to the local convention. fnmatchcase(FILENAME, PATTERN) always takes case in account.
The functions operate by translating the pattern into a regular expression. They cache the compiled regular expressions for speed.
The function translate(PATTERN) returns a regular expression corresponding to PATTERN. (It does not compile it.)
||Clear the pattern cache|
||Test whether FILENAME matches PATTERN.|
||Test whether FILENAME matches PATTERN, including case.|
||Translate a shell PATTERN to a regular expression.|
Clear the pattern cache
Test whether FILENAME matches PATTERN.
Patterns are Unix shell style:
- matches everything
? matches any single character [seq] matches any character in seq [!seq] matches any char not in seq
An initial period in FILENAME is not special. Both FILENAME and PATTERN are first case-normalized if the operating system requires it. If you don’t want this, use fnmatchcase(FILENAME, PATTERN).
Test whether FILENAME matches PATTERN, including case. This is a version of fnmatch() which doesn’t case-normalize its arguments.
Translate a shell PATTERN to a regular expression.
There is no way to quote meta-characters.