Struct

GLibPatternSpec

Description

struct GPatternSpec {
  /* No available fields */
}

A GPatternSpec struct is the ‘compiled’ form of a glob-style pattern.

The g_pattern_match_simple() and g_pattern_spec_match() functions match a string against a pattern containing * and ? wildcards with similar semantics as the standard glob() function: * matches an arbitrary, possibly empty, string, ? matches an arbitrary character.

Note that in contrast to glob(), the / character can be matched by the wildcards, there are no […] character ranges and * and ? can not be escaped to include them literally in a pattern.

When multiple strings must be matched against the same pattern, it is better to compile the pattern to a GPatternSpec using g_pattern_spec_new() and use g_pattern_spec_match_string() instead of g_pattern_match_simple(). This avoids the overhead of repeated pattern compilation.

Constructors

g_pattern_spec_new

Compiles a pattern to a GPatternSpec.

Instance methods

g_pattern_spec_copy

Copies pspec in a new GPatternSpec.

since: 2.70

g_pattern_spec_equal

Compares two compiled pattern specs and returns whether they will match the same set of strings.

g_pattern_spec_free

Frees the memory allocated for the GPatternSpec.

g_pattern_spec_match

Matches a string against a compiled pattern.

since: 2.70

g_pattern_spec_match_string

Matches a string against a compiled pattern.

since: 2.70