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reply "Arne" <arne linux.nu> writes:
According to:
http://dlang.org/phobos/std_path.html#globMatch

it is possible to use wildcards spanning multiple directories.

assert (globMatch(`foo/foo\bar`, "f*b*r"));

But wildcards with dirEntries() seem less powerful.

`c:\partial*\path\*.d`

If I were to use:
absolutePath + filter! + globMatch

I would expand too many unrelated directories, no?

I happen to know in my case that 'partial*' will match exactly 
one directory, but I don't know the complete name...

So am I left with tokenizing dirSeparator and 'cd' into one 
directory at a time? Or am I missing some magic D function which 
does everything? (wouldn't be the first time that happened to me 
;) hence my question).
May 18 2012
next sibling parent "Jay Norwood" <jayn prismnet.com> writes:
On Friday, 18 May 2012 at 22:10:36 UTC, Arne wrote:
 According to:
 http://dlang.org/phobos/std_path.html#globMatch

 it is possible to use wildcards spanning multiple directories.

 assert (globMatch(`foo/foo\bar`, "f*b*r"));

 But wildcards with dirEntries() seem less powerful.

 `c:\partial*\path\*.d`

 If I were to use:
 absolutePath + filter! + globMatch

 I would expand too many unrelated directories, no?

 I happen to know in my case that 'partial*' will match exactly 
 one directory, but I don't know the complete name...

 So am I left with tokenizing dirSeparator and 'cd' into one 
 directory at a time? Or am I missing some magic D function 
 which does everything? (wouldn't be the first time that 
 happened to me ;) hence my question).

I haven't used globMatch, but I've used nested dirEntries wildcard expansion loops. I used SpanMode.shallow parameter with dirEntries to limit matches to one directory level. I don't change directories with cd. I just create a list of matches for the first level partial match, then create an inner loop that concatenates the matches from the first partial match and calls dirEntries again. Here is a link to some code for the wildArgv single level search that I'm using. https://github.com/jnorwood/file_utils This is roughly how I was using it, related to your example string[] argv; argv ~= r"c:\partial*"; foreach( dirn; wildArgvs(argv[0..$])){ string[] argv2 = null; argv2 ~= dirn ~ r"\path\*.d"; foreach( filen; wildArgvs(argv2[0..$])){ do something with filen } }
May 18 2012
prev sibling parent "Arne" <arne linux.nu> writes:
On Saturday, 19 May 2012 at 03:46:32 UTC, Jay Norwood wrote:
 Here is a link to some code for the wildArgv single level 
 search that I'm using.
 https://github.com/jnorwood/file_utils


 This is roughly how I was using it, related to your example

 	string[] argv;
 	argv ~= r"c:\partial*";
 	foreach( dirn; wildArgvs(argv[0..$])){
 		string[] argv2 = null;
 		argv2 ~= dirn ~ r"\path\*.d";
 		foreach( filen; wildArgvs(argv2[0..$])){
                    do something with filen
                 }
         }

Thanks for your help :)
May 19 2012