ChukSH uses standard Amiga wildcards, through matchpat.c from crblib
note that other systems' wildcards are contained as a subset of the Amiga wildcards, which also provide more power.
For non-Amiga users, (and note to Amiga users: there are some differences), here's an explanation:
A Pattern consists of alternating Tokens and Wilds
A Wild, '*' or '#?' matches any number of any character
All Tokens must be matched.
A Token consists of:
or ranges of characters: [x-y] matches x,y,and all values between
or lists of characters: [a,b,c] matchs a or b or c
or Any character: ?
Tokens may be preceeded by a boolean-not '~'
Tokens may be OR-ed by listing options as (x|y|z)
Note to Amiga users: Does not support #x functionality except in #?
the dictionary of strings which may be matched is:
I'm sure you can see from these examples just how wonderful these wildcards are.
something I forgot (oops) : ` to make the next character raw.
in case your file has one of the reserved characters in its name, use `? or `* or `~ or `` to explicitly turn off wildcard processing on that character
Charles Bloom / cb at my domain
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