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Glob2re - convert glob/wildcard to regular expression

NAME

Glob2re - convert glob/wildcard to regular expression


SYNOPSIS

The module exports one function, glob2re:

    use Glob2re;
    my $re = glob2re($glob);

DESCRIPTION

The glob2re function converts a Unix-style file-globbing string to a regular expression. It is used by the dirlist and hgrep commands.

Unix-style file-globbing uses "*" to match zero or more characters of any type, and "?" to match any single character. Prefix "*" or "?" with "\" if you want to use those literally, rather than as a metacharacter.


EXAMPLE

    my $glob = "*.*";
    my $re = glob2re($glob);

AUTHOR

Kevin Buettner