Manual browser: pmatch(9)
|PMATCH(9)||Kernel Developer's Manual||PMATCH(9)|
NAMEpmatch — performs pattern matching on strings
pmatch(const char *string, const char *pattern, const char **estr);
DESCRIPTIONExtract substring matching pattern from string. If not NULL, estr points to the end of the longest exact or substring match.
pmatch() uses the following metacharacters:
- match any single character.
- match any character 0 or more times.
define a range of characters that will match. The range is defined by 2 characters separated by a ‘
-’. The range definition has to end with a ‘
]’. A ‘
^’ following the ‘
[’ will negate the range.
RETURN VALUESpmatch() will return 2 for an exact match, 1 for a substring match, 0 for no match and -1 if an error occurs.
|October 12, 2003||NetBSD 7.0|