In the interest of refactoring shell features into separate self-contained
binaries, this tool (
glob) deals with the globbing of files according to
a wildcard path spec.
It also avoiding an annoying quirk of shell pattern matching: If the specified pattern does not match any files, sh-compliant shells will emit the pattern instead of an empty string. This is generally unexpected behavior and makes iterating over files using wildcards error-prone.
The program fits inside a single, small C file (~150 LOC).
Files are globbed using
* wildcards, which match everything except
\ may be prepended to treat the wildcard or directory separator
as a literal.
The source code is available at: https://git.sinitax.com/glob