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FNMATCH(3)			   BSD Library Functions Manual 		       FNMATCH(3)

NAME
     fnmatch -- match filename or pathname using shell glob rules

LIBRARY
     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <fnmatch.h>

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

DESCRIPTION
     The fnmatch() function matches patterns according to the globbing rules used by the shell.
     It checks the string specified by the string argument to see if it matches the pattern spec-
     ified by the pattern argument.

     The flags argument modifies the interpretation of pattern and string.  The value of flags is
     the bitwise inclusive OR of any of the following constants, which are defined in the include
     file fnmatch.h.

     FNM_NOESCAPE	Normally, every occurrence of a backslash ('\') followed by a character
			in pattern is replaced by that character.  This is done to negate any
			special meaning for the character.  If the FNM_NOESCAPE flag is set, a
			backslash character is treated as an ordinary character.

     FNM_PATHNAME	Slash characters in string must be explicitly matched by slashes in
			pattern.  If this flag is not set, then slashes are treated as regular
			characters.

     FNM_PERIOD 	Leading periods in strings match periods in patterns.  The definition of
			``leading'' is related to the specification of FNM_PATHNAME.  A period is
			always ``leading'' if it is the first character in string.  Additionally,
			if FNM_PATHNAME is set, a period is ``leading'' if it immediately follows
			a slash.

     FNM_LEADING_DIR	Ignore ``/*'' rest after successful pattern matching.

     FNM_CASEFOLD	The pattern is matched in a case-insensitive fashion.

RETURN VALUES
     The fnmatch() function returns zero if string matches the pattern specified by pattern, oth-
     erwise, it returns the value FNM_NOMATCH.

SEE ALSO
     sh(1), glob(3), regex(3), glob(7)

STANDARDS
     The fnmatch() function conforms to IEEE Std 1003.2-1992 (``POSIX.2'').  The FNM_CASEFOLD
     flag is a NetBSD extension.

HISTORY
     The fnmatch() function first appeared in 4.4BSD.

BUGS
     The pattern '*' matches the empty string, even if FNM_PATHNAME is specified.

BSD					November 30, 2010				      BSD
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