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Re: getting FNM_PATHNAME behaviour from pattern matching


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: getting FNM_PATHNAME behaviour from pattern matching
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2009 11:38:54 -0500
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Sitaram Chamarty wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I'm trying to match a patterm that requires the behaviour of
> FNM_PATHNAME (from fnmatch(3)).  Unlike, say, FNM_PERIOD,
> which is emulated by unsetting 'dotglob', there does not
> seem to be an equivalent to emulate FNM_PATHNAME.
> 
> I'd like
>     [[ abc/dd/def.html == abc/*.html ]]; echo $?
> 
> to return 1, not 0.
> 
> What am I missing/doing wrong?

You're not doing anything wrong.  There's no mechanism to force
FNM_PATHNAME-style matching using the [[ command.

Chet

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