libfile-wildcard-perl - Enhanced glob processing

Property Value
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.


Package Version Architecture Repository
libfile-wildcard-perl_0.11-2_all.deb 0.11 all Debian Main
libfile-wildcard-perl - - -


Name Value
libmodule-optional-perl -
perl -


Type URL
Binary Package libfile-wildcard-perl_0.11-2_all.deb
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




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)

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