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Posted 27 Aug 2002

Recursive patterned File Globbing

, 27 Aug 2002
Class and application to recursively or non-recursively match files or directories based on a wildcard pattern.
	\file FileGlobBase.cpp

	This file contains the class definition of the FileGlobBase class.
#pragma once

#pragma warning( disable: 4702 )

#include <list>
#include <string>
#include <algorithm>

	The base class of all file glob matching classes.  Derived classes should
	provide an implementation for FoundMatch().

	\sa MatchPattern
class FileGlobBase

	void MatchPattern( const char* inPattern );
	void AddExclusivePattern( const char* name );
	void AddIgnorePattern( const char* name );

	virtual void FoundMatch( const char* name ) = 0;

	bool MatchExclusivePattern( const char* name );
	bool MatchIgnorePattern( const char* name );
	void GlobHelper( const char* inPattern );

	typedef std::list< std::string > StringList;

	StringList m_exclusiveFilePatterns;
	StringList m_ignorePatterns;

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