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

gmatch - shell global pattern matching

cc [ flag ... ] file ... -lgen [ library ... ]
#include <libgen.h>
int gmatch(const char *str, const char *pattern);

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.

gmatch() returns non-zero if the pattern matches the string, zero if the pattern does not.

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\-]" )

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

MT-Level MT-Safe

sh(1), attributes(7)

When compiling multithreaded applications, the _REENTRANT flag must be defined on the compile line. This flag should only be used in multithreaded applications.

December 29, 1996 OmniOS