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File::DosGlob(3pm)		 Perl Programmers Reference Guide	       File::DosGlob(3pm)

       File::DosGlob - DOS like globbing and then some

	   require 5.004;

	   # override CORE::glob in current package
	   use File::DosGlob 'glob';

	   # override CORE::glob in ALL packages (use with extreme caution!)
	   use File::DosGlob 'GLOBAL_glob';

	   @perlfiles = glob  "..\\pe?l/*.p?";
	   print <..\\pe?l/*.p?>;

	   # from the command line (overrides only in main::)
	   > perl -MFile::DosGlob=glob -e "print <../pe*/*p?>"

       A module that implements DOS-like globbing with a few enhancements.  It is largely compat-
       ible with perlglob.exe (the M$ setargv.obj version) in all but one respect--it understands
       wildcards in directory components.

       For example, "<..\\l*b\\file/*glob.p?"> will work as expected (in that it will find some-
       thing like '..\lib\File/DosGlob.pm' alright).  Note that all path components are
       case-insensitive, and that backslashes and forward slashes are both accepted, and pre-
       served.	You may have to double the backslashes if you are putting them in literally, due
       to double-quotish parsing of the pattern by perl.

       Spaces in the argument delimit distinct patterns, so "glob('*.exe *.dll')" globs all file-
       names that end in ".exe" or ".dll".  If you want to put in literal spaces in the glob pat-
       tern, you can escape them with either double quotes, or backslashes.  e.g. "glob('c:/"Pro-
       gram Files"/*/*.dll')", or "glob('c:/Program\ Files/*/*.dll')".	The argument is tokenized
       using "Text::ParseWords::parse_line()", so see Text::ParseWords for details of the quoting
       rules used.

       Extending it to csh patterns is left as an exercise to the reader.

       o   Mac OS (Classic) users should note a few differences. The specification of pathnames
	   in glob patterns adheres to the usual Mac OS conventions: The path separator is a
	   colon ':', not a slash '/' or backslash '\'. A full path always begins with a volume
	   name. A relative pathname on Mac OS must always begin with a ':', except when specify-
	   ing a file or directory name in the current working directory, where the leading colon
	   is optional. If specifying a volume name only, a trailing ':' is required. Due to
	   these rules, a glob like <*:> will find all mounted volumes, while a glob like <*> or
	   <:*> will find all files and directories in the current directory.

	   Note that updirs in the glob pattern are resolved before the matching begins, i.e. a
	   pattern like "*HD:t?p::a*" will be matched as "*HD:a*". Note also, that a single
	   trailing ':' in the pattern is ignored (unless it's a volume name pattern like
	   "*HD:"), i.e. a glob like <:*:> will find both directories and files (and not, as one
	   might expect, only directories).

	   The metachars '*', '?' and the escape char '\' are valid characters in volume, direc-
	   tory and file names on Mac OS. Hence, if you want to match a '*', '?' or '\' liter-
	   ally, you have to escape these characters. Due to perl's quoting rules, things may get
	   a bit complicated, when you want to match a string like '\*' literally, or when you
	   want to match '\' literally, but treat the immediately following character '*' as
	   metachar. So, here's a rule of thumb (applies to both single- and double-quoted
	   strings): escape each '*' or '?' or '\' with a backslash, if you want to treat them
	   literally, and then double each backslash and your are done. E.g.

	   - Match '\*' literally

	      escape both '\' and '*'  : '\\\*'
	      double the backslashes   : '\\\\\\*'

	   (Internally, the glob routine sees a '\\\*', which means that both '\' and '*' are

	   - Match '\' literally, treat '*' as metachar

	      escape '\' but not '*'   : '\\*'
	      double the backslashes   : '\\\\*'

	   (Internally, the glob routine sees a '\\*', which means that '\' is escaped and '*' is

	   Note that you also have to quote literal spaces in the glob pattern, as described

EXPORTS (by request only)

       Should probably be built into the core, and needs to stop pandering to DOS habits.  Needs
       a dose of optimizium too.

       Gurusamy Sarathy <gsar@activestate.com>

       o   Support for globally overriding glob() (GSAR 3-JUN-98)

       o   Scalar context, independent iterator context fixes (GSAR 15-SEP-97)

       o   A few dir-vs-file optimizations result in glob importation being 10 times faster than
	   using perlglob.exe, and using perlglob.bat is only twice as slow as perlglob.exe (GSAR

       o   Several cleanups prompted by lack of compatible perlglob.exe under Borland (GSAR

       o   Initial version (GSAR 20-FEB-97)




perl v5.8.0				    2002-06-01			       File::DosGlob(3pm)

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