glob.h(0P)                POSIX Programmer's Manual               glob.h(0P)

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       glob.h — pathname pattern-matching types

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       #include <glob.h>

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       The <glob.h> header shall define the structures and symbolic
       constants used by the glob() function.

       The <glob.h> header shall define the glob_t structure type, which
       shall include at least the following members:

           size_t   gl_pathc Count of paths matched by pattern.
           char   **gl_pathv Pointer to a list of matched pathnames.
           size_t   gl_offs  Slots to reserve at the beginning of gl_pathv.

       The <glob.h> header shall define the size_t type as described in

       The <glob.h> header shall define the following symbolic constants as
       values for the flags argument:

       GLOB_APPEND   Append generated pathnames to those previously

       GLOB_DOOFFS   Specify how many null pointers to add to the beginning
                     of gl_pathv.

       GLOB_ERR      Cause glob() to return on error.

       GLOB_MARK     Each pathname that is a directory that matches pattern
                     has a <slash> appended.

       GLOB_NOCHECK  If pattern does not match any pathname, then return a
                     list consisting of only pattern.

       GLOB_NOESCAPE Disable backslash escaping.

       GLOB_NOSORT   Do not sort the pathnames returned.

       The <glob.h> header shall define the following symbolic constants as
       error return values:

       GLOB_ABORTED  The scan was stopped because GLOB_ERR was set or
                     (*errfunc)() returned non-zero.

       GLOB_NOMATCH  The pattern does not match any existing pathname, and
                     GLOB_NOCHECK was not set in flags.

       GLOB_NOSPACE  An attempt to allocate memory failed.

       The following shall be declared as functions and may also be defined
       as macros. Function prototypes shall be provided.

           int  glob(const char *restrict, int, int(*)(const char *, int),
                    glob_t *restrict);
           void globfree(glob_t *);

       The following sections are informative.



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