# $EPIC: glob.txt,v 1.4 2007/03/02 02:32:04 jnelson Exp $
) ======Technical:====== The <file glob pattern> argument is a [[what is a word|dword]] which is different than most functions. This function is used to find filenames that are matched by specified patterns. This function is controlled by a compile time option, so it may not be available on every installation. Multiple patterns may be specified. Hidden files (dot-files) are not displayed unless a glob pattern beginning with a dot is given. ======Practical:====== This function gives the client the file globbing abilities of modern Unix command shells. It will attempt to find any file or directory names matching the given glob pattern. This is highly useful for listing files, or finding files with similar names. ======Returns:====== list of files matching input glob pattern, nothing if none match ======Examples:====== <file> $glob(~/*) returns all non-hidden files in your home directory $glob(*) returns all non-hidden files in your current directory $glob(.*) returns all hidden files in your current directory $glob(f*) returns all non-hidden files that start with "f" in cwd
This function may not be present in all clients. A compile-time option is available to disable it. The function is present if the string returned by $info(o) has a “g” in it.