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pmatch -- performs pattern matching on strings
pmatch(const char *string, const char *pattern, const char **estr);
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
pmatch() will return 2 for an exact match, 1 for a substring match, 0 for
no match and -1 if an error occurs.
NetBSD 10.99 October 12, 2003 NetBSD 10.99