Tcl_StringMatch - Man Page

test whether a string matches a pattern


#include <tcl.h>

Tcl_StringMatch(str, pattern)

Tcl_StringCaseMatch(str, pattern, flags)


const char *str (in)

String to test.

const char *pattern (in)

Pattern to match against string.  May contain special characters from the set *?\[].

int flags (in)

OR-ed combination of match flags, currently only TCL_MATCH_NOCASE. 0 specifies a case-sensitive search.


This utility procedure determines whether a string matches a given pattern.  If it does, then Tcl_StringMatch returns 1.  Otherwise Tcl_StringMatch returns 0.  The algorithm used for matching is the same algorithm used in the string match Tcl command and is similar to the algorithm used by the C-shell for file name matching;  see the Tcl manual entry for details.

In Tcl_StringCaseMatch, the algorithm is the same, but you have the option to make the matching case-insensitive. If you choose this (by passing TCL_MATCH_NOCASE), then the string and pattern are essentially matched in the lower case.


match, pattern, string

Referenced By

The man page Tcl_StringCaseMatch(3) is an alias of Tcl_StringMatch(3).

8.5 Tcl Library Procedures