The shexp_match function compares a specified pre-validated shell expression against a specified string. This function returns one of three possible values representing match, no match, and invalid comparison. The comparison in contrast to the contrast made by the shexp_casecmp function is case sensitive.
The shexp_match function does not perform validation of the shell expression. To perform validation, use shexp_valid().
Use this function for a shell expression such as *.netscape.com, and make sure that a string matches it, such as foo.netscape.com.
int shexp_match(char *str, char *exp);
0 if a match was found.
1 if no match was found.
-1 if the comparison resulted in an invalid expression.
char *str is the string to be compared.
char *exp is the prevalidated shell expression (wildcard pattern) to compare against.