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19.4.14 pathname-match-p Function

pathname-match-p pathname wildcard    generalized-boolean

Arguments and Values:
pathname - a pathname designator.

wildcard - a designator for a wild pathname.

generalized-boolean - a generalized boolean.

pathname-match-p returns true if pathname matches wildcard, otherwise nil. The matching rules are implementation-defined but should be consistent with directory. Missing components of wildcard default to :wild.

It is valid for pathname to be a wild pathname; a wildcard field in pathname only matches a wildcard field in wildcard (i.e., pathname-match-p is not commutative). It is valid for wildcard to be a non-wild pathname.

Exceptional Situations:
If pathname or wildcard is not a pathname, string, or stream associated with a file an error of type type-error is signaled.

See Also:
directory, pathname, logical-pathname, Section 20.1 File System Concepts, Section 19.1.2 Pathnames as Filenames

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