PHP fnmatch() Function


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Definition and Usage

The fnmatch() function matches a filename or string against the specified pattern.

Syntax

fnmatch(pattern,string,flags)

Parameter Description
pattern Required. Specifies the pattern to search for
string Required. Specifies the string or file check
flags Optional.

Tips and Notes

Note: This function is not implemented on Windows platforms.


Example

Checking a color name against a shell wildcard pattern:

<?php
$txt = "My car is darkgrey..."
if (fnmatch("*gr[ae]y",$txt))
  {
  echo "some form of gray ...";
  }
?>

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