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glob-to-regexp

Convert globs to regular expressions

Glob To Regular Expression

Turn a *-wildcard style glob ("*.min.js") into a regular expression (/^.*\.min\.js$/)!

To match bash-like globs, eg. ? for any single-character match, [a-z] for character ranges, and {*.html, *.js} for multiple alternatives, call with { extended: true }.

To obey globstars ** rules set option {globstar: true}. NOTE: This changes the behavior of * when globstar is true as shown below: When {globstar: true}: /foo/** will match any string that starts with /foo/ like /foo/index.htm, /foo/bar/baz.txt, etc. Also, /foo/**/*.txt will match any string that starts with /foo/ and ends with .txt like /foo/bar.txt, /foo/bar/baz.txt, etc. Whereas /foo/* (single *, not a globstar) will match strings that start with /foo/ like /foo/index.htm, /foo/baz.txt but will not match strings that contain a / to the right like /foo/bar/baz.txt, /foo/bar/baz/qux.dat, etc.

Set flags on the resulting RegExp object by adding the flags property to the option object, eg { flags: "i" } for ignoring case.

npm install glob-to-regexp
var globToRegExp = require('glob-to-regexp');
var re = globToRegExp("p*uck");
re.test("pot luck"); // true 
re.test("pluck"); // true 
re.test("puck"); // true 
 
re = globToRegExp("*.min.js");
re.test("http://example.com/jquery.min.js"); // true 
re.test("http://example.com/jquery.min.js.map"); // false 
 
re = globToRegExp("*/www/*.js");
re.test("http://example.com/www/app.js"); // true 
re.test("http://example.com/www/lib/factory-proxy-model-observer.js"); // true 
 
// Extended globs 
re = globToRegExp("*/www/{*.js,*.html}", { extended: true });
re.test("http://example.com/www/app.js"); // true 
re.test("http://example.com/www/index.html"); // true 

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