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FNMATCH(3)		   Linux Programmer's Manual		    FNMATCH(3)

NAME
       fnmatch - match filename	or pathname

SYNOPSIS
       #include	<fnmatch.h>

       int fnmatch(const char *pattern,	const char *string, int	flags);

DESCRIPTION
       The  fnmatch()  function	checks whether the string argument matches the
       pattern argument, which is a shell wildcard pattern.

       The flags argument modifies the behavior; it is the bitwise OR of  zero
       or more of the following	flags:

       FNM_NOESCAPE
	      If  this	flag is	set, treat backslash as	an ordinary character,
	      instead of an escape character.

       FNM_PATHNAME
	      If this flag is set, match a slash in string only	with  a	 slash
	      in  pattern  and	not  by	an asterisk (*)	or a question mark (?)
	      metacharacter, nor by a bracket  expression  ([])	 containing  a
	      slash.

       FNM_PERIOD
	      If  this	flag  is  set,	a  leading  period in string has to be
	      matched exactly by a period in pattern.  A period	is  considered
	      to be leading if it is the first character in string, or if both
	      FNM_PATHNAME is set and the period immediately follows a slash.

       FNM_FILE_NAME
	      This is a	GNU synonym for	FNM_PATHNAME.

       FNM_LEADING_DIR
	      If this flag (a GNU extension) is	set, the pattern is considered
	      to  be  matched if it matches an initial segment of string which
	      is followed by a slash.  This flag is mainly  for	 the  internal
	      use of glibc and is implemented only in certain cases.

       FNM_CASEFOLD
	      If  this	flag  (a GNU extension)	is set,	the pattern is matched
	      case-insensitively.

RETURN VALUE
       Zero if string matches pattern, FNM_NOMATCH if there is no match	or an-
       other nonzero value if there is an error.

CONFORMING TO
       POSIX.2.	  The  FNM_FILE_NAME,  FNM_LEADING_DIR,	and FNM_CASEFOLD flags
       are GNU extensions.

SEE ALSO
       sh(1), glob(3), scandir(3), wordexp(3), glob(7)

COLOPHON
       This page is part of release 3.74 of the	Linux  man-pages  project.   A
       description  of	the project, information about reporting bugs, and the
       latest	 version    of	  this	  page,	   can	   be	  found	    at
       http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

GNU				  2000-10-15			    FNMATCH(3)

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