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A fork of fnmatch to implement **

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This library is a fork of fnmatch ( to implement **


All documentation is identical to fnmatch except * , * is now ** and * only affects the particular directory


pip install pywildcard

Link pypi:


import pywildcard
dirs = ['hello/', 'hello/world.pyc', 'hello/world/other/folder/']
pywildcard.filter(dirs, 'hello/*')
# ['hello/', 'hello/world.pyc']

pywildcard.filter(dirs, 'hello/*.py')
# ['hello/']

pywildcard.filter(dirs, 'hello/**')
# ['hello/', 'hello/world.pyc', 'hello/world/other/folder/']

pywildcard.filter(dirs, 'hello/**.py')
# ['hello/', 'hello/world/other/folder/']

Diffs fnmatch & pywildcard


import re
import fnmatch

urls = ['example/l1/l2/',

regex = fnmatch.translate('example/*')
# 'example\\/.*\\Z(?ms)'
re.findall(regex, "\n".join(urls))
# return ['example/l1/l2/\nexample/l1/\nexample/l1/\nexample/l1/l2/l3/']


import re
import pywildcard

urls = ['example/l1/l2/',

regex = pywildcard.translate('example/**')
# 'example/.*?$(?ms)'
re.findall(regex, "\n".join(urls))
# return ['example/l1/l2/',
#         'example/l1/',
#         'example/l1/',
#         'example/l1/l2/l3/']

Running the unit tests

```bash # Check out the git repository. git clone # Enter the directory. cd python-wildcard # Install pytest if you have not done already. pip install pytest # Run the tests pytest


1.0.8 (2015-11-26)

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1.0.7 (2015-11-25)

  • Add documentation

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