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^NEW^ -- wildcard string compare (globbing)

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Submitted on: 1/2/2015 4:00:00 AM
By: Jack Handy (from psc cd)  
Level: Beginner
User Rating: By 10 Users
Compatibility: C, C++ (general), Microsoft Visual C++, Borland C++, UNIX C++
Views: 187
 
     matches a string against a wildcard string such as "*.*" or "bl?h.*" etc. This is good for file globbing or to match hostmasks.
 
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//**************************************
// Name: ^NEW^ -- wildcard string compare (globbing)
// Description:matches a string against a wildcard string such as "*.*" or "bl?h.*" etc. This is good for file globbing or to match hostmasks.
// By: Jack Handy (from psc cd)
//
// Returns:1 on match, 0 on no match.
//**************************************

int wildcmp(char *wild, char *string) {
 char *cp, *mp;
 while ((*string) && (*wild != '*')) {
 if ((*wild != *string) && (*wild != '?')) {
return 0;
 }
 wild++;
 string++;
 }
 while (*string) {
 if (*wild == '*') {
if (!*++wild) {
return 1;
}
mp = wild;
cp = string+1;
 } else if ((*wild == *string) || (*wild == '?')) {
wild++;
string++;
 } else {
wild = mp;
string = cp++;
 }
 }
 while (*wild == '*') {
 wild++;
 }
 return !*wild;
}


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