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

NAME
       File::DosGlob - DOS like	globbing and then some

SYNOPSIS
	   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?>"

DESCRIPTION
       A module	that implements	DOS-like globbing with a few enhancements.  It
       is largely compatible 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 something like '..\lib\File/DosGlob.pm' alright).  Note
       that all	path components	are case-insensitive, and that backslashes and
       forward slashes are both	accepted, and preserved.  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 filenames that end in	".exe" or ".dll".  If you want
       to put in literal spaces	in the glob pattern, you can escape them with
       either double quotes, or	backslashes.  e.g. "glob('c:/"Program
       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.

EXPORTS	(by request only)
       glob()

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

AUTHOR
       Gurusamy	Sarathy	<gsar@activestate.com>

HISTORY
       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 28-MAY-97)

       o   Several cleanups prompted by	lack of	compatible perlglob.exe	under
	   Borland (GSAR 27-MAY-97)

       o   Initial version (GSAR 20-FEB-97)

SEE ALSO
       perl

       perlglob.bat

       Text::ParseWords

perl v5.28.3			  2020-05-14		      File::DosGlob(3)

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