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Python library for matching URLs.

Project description

Use urlmatch to verify that URLs conform to certain patterns. The library and match patterns are based heavily on the Google Chrome Extension match patterns.


from urlmatch import urlmatch

match_pattern = 'http://**'

urlmatch(match_pattern, '') # True
urlmatch(match_pattern, '') # True

urlmatch(match_pattern, '') # False
urlmatch(match_pattern, '') # False


There are a few options that affect how the match patterns work.

  • path_required (default is True) - a bool which dictates whether the match pattern must have path

  • fuzzy_scheme (default is False) - a bool which dictates whether the scheme should be matched “fuzzily.” if this is true, then any valid scheme (*, http, https) will match both http and https

  • http_auth_allowed (default is True) - bool which dictates whether URLs with HTTP Authentication in the URL should be allowed or not

Match pattern syntax

The basic match pattern syntax is simple:

<url-pattern> := <scheme>://<host><path>
<scheme> := '*' | 'http' | 'https'
<host> := '*' | '*.' <any char except '/' and '*'>+
<path> := '/' <any chars>


  • http://*/* - matches any URL that uses the http scheme

  • https://*/* - matches any URL that uses the https scheme

  • http://*/test* - matches any URL that uses the http scheme and has a path that starts with test

  • *://* - matches any url with the domain

  • http://* - matches and any subdomain of

  • - matches the exact URL


If you find an issue, let me know in the issues section!


From the Rubinius contribution page:

Writing code and participating should be fun, not an exercise in perseverance. Stringent commit polices, for whatever their other qualities may bring, also mean longer turnaround times.

Submit a patch and once it’s accepted, you’ll get commit access to the repository. Feel free to fork the repository and send a pull request, once it’s merged in you’ll get added. If not, feel free to bug jessepollak about it.

How To Contribute

  • Clone:

  • Create a topic branch: git checkout -b awesome_feature

  • Commit away (and add unit tests for any code your write).

  • Keep up to date: git fetch && git rebase origin/master.

  • Run the tests: python test

Once you’re ready:

  • Fork the project on GitHub

  • Add your repository as a remote: git remote add your_remote your_repo

  • Push up your branch: git push your_remote awesome_feature

  • Create a Pull Request for the topic branch, asking for review.

Once it’s accepted:

  • If you want access to the core repository feel free to ask! Then you can change origin to point to the Read+Write URL:

git remote set-url origin

Otherwise, you can continue to hack away in your own fork.

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