libfile-wildcard-perl - Enhanced glob processing

Distribution: Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository: Debian Main amd64
Package name: libfile-wildcard-perl
Package version: 0.11
Package release: 2
Package architecture: all
Package type: deb
Installed size: 40 B
Download size: 25.65 KB
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When looking at how various operating systems do filename wildcard expansion (globbing), VMS has a nice syntax which allows expansion and searching of whole directory trees. It would be nice if other operating systems had something like this built in. The best Unix can manage is through the utility program find. File::Wildcard provides this facility to Perl. Whereas native VMS syntax uses the ellipsis "...", this will not fit in with POSIX filenames, as ... is a valid (though somewhat strange) filename. Instead, the construct "///" is used as this cannot syntactically be part of a filename, as you do not get three concurrent filename separators with nothing between (three slashes are used to avoid confusion with //node/path/name syntax). You don't have to use this syntax, as you can do the splitting yourself and pass in an arrayref as your path.



    Source package: libfile-wildcard-perl

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install libfile-wildcard-perl deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install libfile-wildcard-perl


    • /usr/share/doc/libfile-wildcard-perl/README.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libfile-wildcard-perl/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libfile-wildcard-perl/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libfile-wildcard-perl/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man3/File::Wildcard.3pm.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man3/File::Wildcard::Find.3pm.gz
    • /usr/share/perl5/File/
    • /usr/share/perl5/File/Wildcard/


    2012-07-12 - TANIGUCHI Takaki <> libfile-wildcard-perl (0.11-2) unstable; urgency=low [ Salvatore Bonaccorso ] * debian/copyright: Replace DEP5 Format-Specification URL from to URL. [ TANIGUCHI Takaki ] * change Maintainer to Debian Perl Group. * debian/control: Add Vcs-* fields. * debian/copyright: Update copyright-format to 1.0. * Standards-Version 3.9.3 (no changes).

    2010-12-13 - TANIGUCHI Takaki <> libfile-wildcard-perl (0.11-1) unstable; urgency=low * Initial Release. (Closes: #510056)