Globs and Regexps
A number of WebMake parameters and perl APIs support pattern matching.
This is performed using glob patterns and regular expressions.
These are more-or-less traditional shell- or MS-DOS-like globs, as follows:
matches any number of characters except /
matches any number of characters, including /
matches one character
Note that traditional globs do not include ...; this is a WebMake
extension (well, the concept's nicked from Perforce ;)
This is the default mode of matching. Example globs are:
These are perl-style regular expressions. They are differentiated
from glob patterns by prefixing them with RE:, for example:
An introduction to regular expressions is beyond the scope of this
documentation. For more details, check your perl documentation, or search the