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NAME

File::Zglob - Extended globs.

SYNOPSIS

    use File::Zglob;

    my @files = zglob('**/*.{pm,pl}');

DESCRIPTION

WARNINGS: THIS IS ALPHA VERSION. API MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

Provides a traditional Unix glob(3) functionality; returns a list of pathnames that matches the given pattern.

File::Zglob provides extended glob. It supports **/*.pm form.

FUNCTIONS

zglob($pattern) # => list of matched files
    my @files = zglob('**/*.[ch]');

Unlike shell's glob, if there's no matching pathnames, () is returned.

Special chars

A glob pattern also consists of components and separator characters. In a component, following characters/syntax have special meanings.

*

When it appears at the beginning of a component, it matches zero or more characters except a period (.). And it won't match if the component of the input string begins with a period.

Otherwise, it matches zero or more sequence of any characters.

**

If a component is just **, it matches zero or more number of components that match *. For example, src/**/*.h matches all of the following patterns.

    src/*.h
    src/*/*.h
    src/*/*/*.h
    src/*/*/*/*.h
    ...
?

When it appears at the beginning of a component, it matches a character except a period (.). Otherwise, it matches any single character.

[chars]

Specifies a character set. Matches any one of the set. The syntax of chars is the same as perl's character set syntax.

{pm,pl}

There is alternation.

"example.{foo,bar,baz}" matches "example.foo", "example.bar", and "example.baz"

zglob and deep recursion

**/* form makes deep recursion by soft link. zglob throw exception if it's deep recursion.

PORTABILITY

Win32

Zglob supports Win32. zglob() only uses '/' as a path separator. Since zglob() accepts non-utf8 strings. CP932 contains '\' character as a second byte of multibyte chars.

LIMITATIONS

File order is not compatible with shells.

AUTHOR

Tokuhiro Matsuno <tokuhirom AAJKLFJEF GMAIL COM>

THANKS TO

Most code was translated from gauche's fileutil.scm.

glob_to_regex function is taken from Text::Glob.

SEE ALSO

File::DosGlob, Text::Glob, gauche's fileutil.scm

LICENSE

Copyright (C) Tokuhiro Matsuno

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.




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