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pathname-match-p pathname wildcard => generalized-boolean

Arguments and Values:

pathname---a pathname designator.

wildcard---a designator for a wild pathname.

generalized-boolean---a generalized boolean.


pathname-match-p returns true if pathname matches wildcard, otherwise nil. The matching rules are implementation-defined but should be consistent with directory. Missing components of wildcard default to :wild.

It is valid for pathname to be a wild pathname; a wildcard field in pathname only matches a wildcard field in wildcard (i.e., pathname-match-p is not commutative). It is valid for wildcard to be a non-wild pathname.

Examples: None.

Affected By: None.

Exceptional Situations:

If pathname or wildcard is not a pathname, string, or stream associated with a file an error of type type-error is signaled.

See Also:

directory, pathname, logical-pathname, Section 20.1 (File System Concepts), Section 19.1.2 (Pathnames as Filenames)

Notes: None.

The following X3J13 cleanup issues, not part of the specification, apply to this section:

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