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Old 02-19-2008
nehaquick, come on now!

It is painfully clear to all of us that this is H-O-M-E-W-O-R-K ! You will find much more satisfaction in your work with the UNIX operating system by finding out yourself how this is done. We all, who could answer your question, have learned it once doing the same: not letting others do our work, but finding out ourselves how to solve this (and other) kind(s) of problem(s).

And as we experts are getting older and would like to see the message passed on instead of going wasted before the heathens, there is a rule imposed which enforces learning among the unixally impaired: the answering of homework questions is forbidden. Do it yourself!


PS: by the way, this thread is violating our rules and therefore i wield my wand of thread-consummation against it ..... hnnnn....


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gmatch(3GEN)                                         String Pattern-Matching Library Functions                                        gmatch(3GEN)

gmatch - shell global pattern matching SYNOPSIS
cc [ flag ... ] file ... -lgen [ library ... ] #include <libgen.h> int gmatch(const char *str, const char *pattern); DESCRIPTION
gmatch() checks whether the null-terminated string str matches the null-terminated pattern string pattern. See the sh(1), section File Name Generation, for a discussion of pattern matching. A backslash () is used as an escape character in pattern strings. RETURN VALUES
gmatch() returns non-zero if the pattern matches the string, zero if the pattern does not. EXAMPLES
Example 1: Examples of gmatch() function. In the following example, gmatch() returns non-zero (true) for all strings with "a" or "-" as their last character. char *s; gmatch (s, "*[a-]" ) ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |MT-Safe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
sh(1), attributes(5) NOTES
When compiling multithreaded applications, the _REENTRANT flag must be defined on the compile line. This flag should only be used in mul- tithreaded applications. SunOS 5.10 29 Dec 1996 gmatch(3GEN)