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       wildmat - perform shell-style wildcard matching


       wildmat(text, pattern)
           char       *text;
           char       *pattern;


       Wildmat  is  part of libinn (3).  Wildmat compares the text against the
       pattern and returns non-zero if the  pattern  matches  the  text.   The
       pattern  is  interpreted  according  to rules similar to shell filename
       wildcards, and not as a full regular expression such as  those  handled
       by  the  grep(1) family of programs or the regex(3) or regexp(3) set of

       The pattern is interpreted as follows:

       \x     Turns off the special meaning of x and matches it directly; this
              is  used  mostly  before a question mark or asterisk, and is not
              special inside square brackets.

       ?      Matches any single character.

       *      Matches any sequence of zero or more characters.

              Matches any single character specified  by  the  set  x...y.   A
              minus  sign may be used to indicate a range of characters.  That
              is, [0-5abc] is a shorthand  for  [012345abc].   More  than  one
              range  may  appear inside a character set; [0-9a-zA-Z._] matches
              almost all of the legal characters for a host name.   The  close
              bracket, ], may be used if it is the first character in the set.
              The minus sign, -, may be used if it is either the first or last
              character in the set.

              This  matches  any  character  not  in  the  set x...y, which is
              interpreted as described above.  For example, [^]-] matches  any
              character other than a close bracket or minus sign.


       Written by Rich $alz <> in 1986, and posted to Usenet
       several times since then, most notably in comp.sources.misc  in  March,

       Lars  Mathiesen  <>  enhanced the multi-asterisk failure
       mode in early 1991.

       Rich and Lars increased the efficiency of star patterns and reposted it
       to comp.sources.misc in April, 1991.

       Robert  Elz  <>  added  minus  sign  and close bracket
       handling in June, 1991.

       This is revision 1.10, dated 1992/04/03.


       grep(1), regex(3), regexp(3).