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PMATCH(9)              NetBSD Kernel Developer's Manual              PMATCH(9)


NAME
pmatch -- performs pattern matching on strings
SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/systm.h> int pmatch(const char *string, const char *pattern, const char **estr);
DESCRIPTION
Extract substring matching pattern from string. If not NULL, estr points to the end of the longest exact or substring match. pmatch() uses the following metacharacters: ? match any single character. * match any character 0 or more times. [ define a range of characters that will match. The range is defined by 2 characters separated by a `-'. The range definition has to end with a `]'. A `^' following the `[' will negate the range.
RETURN VALUES
pmatch() will return 2 for an exact match, 1 for a substring match, 0 for no match and -1 if an error occurs. NetBSD 9.0 October 12, 2003 NetBSD 9.0
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