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Linux 2.6 - man page for fnmatch (linux section 3)

FNMATCH(3)			    Linux Programmer's Manual			       FNMATCH(3)

NAME
       fnmatch - match filename or pathname

SYNOPSIS
       #include <fnmatch.h>

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

DESCRIPTION
       The  fnmatch()  function  checks whether the string argument matches the pattern argument,
       which is a shell wildcard pattern.

       The flags argument modifies the behavior; it is the bitwise OR of zero or more of the fol-
       lowing flags:

       FNM_NOESCAPE
	      If this flag is set, treat backslash as an ordinary character, instead of an escape
	      character.

       FNM_PATHNAME
	      If this flag is set, match a slash in string only with a slash in pattern  and  not
	      by  an  asterisk (*) or a question mark (?) metacharacter, nor by a bracket expres-
	      sion ([]) containing a slash.

       FNM_PERIOD
	      If this flag is set, a leading period in string has to  be  matched  exactly  by	a
	      period in pattern.  A period is considered to be leading if it is the first charac-
	      ter in string, or if both FNM_PATHNAME is set and the period immediately follows	a
	      slash.

       FNM_FILE_NAME
	      This is a GNU synonym for FNM_PATHNAME.

       FNM_LEADING_DIR
	      If  this	flag (a GNU extension) is set, the pattern is considered to be matched if
	      it matches an initial segment of string which is followed by a slash.  This flag is
	      mainly for the internal use of glibc and is implemented only in certain cases.

       FNM_CASEFOLD
	      If this flag (a GNU extension) is set, the pattern is matched case-insensitively.

RETURN VALUE
       Zero  if string matches pattern, FNM_NOMATCH if there is no match or another nonzero value
       if there is an error.

CONFORMING TO
       POSIX.2.  The FNM_FILE_NAME, FNM_LEADING_DIR, and FNM_CASEFOLD flags are GNU extensions.

SEE ALSO
       sh(1), glob(3), scandir(3), wordexp(3), glob(7)

COLOPHON
       This page is part of release 3.55 of the Linux man-pages project.  A  description  of  the
       project,     and    information	  about    reporting	bugs,	 can	be    found    at
       http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

GNU					    2000-10-15				       FNMATCH(3)


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