Developer Forums | About Us | Site Map
Search  
HOME > PHPMANUAL


Sponsors





Web Host
site hosted by netplex
Partners

Online Manuals

fnmatch

(PHP 4 >= 4.3.0)

fnmatch -- Match filename against a pattern

Description

array fnmatch ( string pattern, string string [, int flags])

fnmatch() checks if the passed string would match the given shell wildcard pattern.

This is especialy useful for filenames, but may also be used on regular strings. The average user may be used to shell patterns or at least in their simplest form to '?' and '*' wildcards so using fnmatch() instead of ereg() or preg_match() for frontend search expression input may be way more convenient for non-programming users.

Example 1. Checking a color name against a shell wildcard pattern.

<?php
if(fnmatch("*gr[ae]y", $color)) {
  echo "some form of gray ...";
}
 ?>

See also glob(), ereg(), preg_match() and the unix manpage on fnmatch(3) for flag names (as long as they are not documented here ).

Copyright 2004-2017 GrindingGears.com. All rights reserved. Site hosted by NETPLEX