The shexp_match function compares a specified prevalidated shell expression against a specified string. The function returns one of three possible values representing match, no match, and invalid comparison. This comparison, in contrast to the comparison made by the shexp_casecmp function, is case sensitive.
The shexp_match function doesn’t perform validation of the shell expression. The function assumes shexp_valid have already been called .
Use this function if you have a shell expression such as *.netscape.com and you want to 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.