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authorScott Rifenbark <srifenbark@gmail.com>2018-10-18 13:15:49 -0700
committerRichard Purdie <richard.purdie@linuxfoundation.org>2018-10-29 16:54:31 +0000
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bitbake-user-manual: Added wildcarding descriptions
Fixes [YOCTO #12390] Added specific descriptions for how wildcarding works for a variety of variables and files (e.g. append files). Signed-off-by: Scott Rifenbark <srifenbark@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <richard.purdie@linuxfoundation.org>
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</itemizedlist>
</para>
</section>
+
+ <section id='wildcard-support'>
+ <title>Wildcard Support</title>
+
+ <para>
+ Support for wildcard use varies depending on the context in
+ which it is used.
+ For example, some variables and file names allow limited use of
+ wildcards through the "<filename>%</filename>" and
+ "<filename>*</filename>" characters.
+ Other variables or names support Python's
+ <ulink url='https://docs.python.org/2/library/glob.html'><filename>glob</filename></ulink>
+ syntax,
+ <ulink url='https://docs.python.org/2/library/fnmatch.html#module-fnmatch'><filename>fnmatch</filename></ulink>
+ syntax, or Regular Expression (re) syntax.
+ </para>
+
+ <para>
+ When a particular variable's list of filenames or filenames
+ in general used by BitBake or a build system
+ based on BitBake support the use of wildcards, the
+ documentation describes its use and limitations.
+ </para>
+ </section>
+
</chapter>