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Title: pathlib Path.match does not behave as described
Type: Stage: resolved
Components: Library (Lib) Versions: Python 3.7
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: anthony shaw, brett.cannon, xtreak
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2018-12-14 06:40 by anthony shaw, last changed 2022-04-11 14:59 by admin. This issue is now closed.

File name Uploaded Description Edit anthony shaw, 2018-12-14 06:40
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PR 11171 merged anthonypjshaw, 2018-12-14 22:48
Messages (5)
msg331782 - (view) Author: anthony shaw (anthony shaw) Date: 2018-12-14 06:40
The documentation for pathlib PurePath.match(needle) says it accepts "glob-style pattern.".

For an absolute path with a recursive pattern (**) it doesn't match correct for more than 1 directory level.

All of the assertions in the attached file should pass.

The issue I've seen is on the attached file. I'm using Python 3.7.1 and have also tested this against Python 3.6.6 with the pathlib module on PyPi.

Absolute path glob'ing with a recursive pattern works as expected:

entries = pathlib.Path('/var').glob('/var/**/*.log')

Once this issue is confirmed, I would be happy to test & contribute a fix
msg331791 - (view) Author: Karthikeyan Singaravelan (xtreak) * (Python committer) Date: 2018-12-14 09:49
Is this similar to issue29249 (See also msg285311) and issue34731 ? As I can see in Lib/test/ there are also no tests for "**" and I think it's good to add one along with documenting it.
msg331878 - (view) Author: anthony shaw (anthony shaw) Date: 2018-12-14 22:49
Raised a PR for the test. Will look into doc PR
msg331890 - (view) Author: anthony shaw (anthony shaw) Date: 2018-12-15 09:02
Yes, this is similar to
In that issue, it suggests this feature is not supported, but that is neither documented, nor tested.
msg333117 - (view) Author: Brett Cannon (brett.cannon) * (Python committer) Date: 2019-01-06 20:31
New changeset 83da926b89daf80013ea966037c2c0e1e9d25c6b by Brett Cannon (Anthony Shaw) in branch 'master':
bpo-35488: Add tests for ** glob matching in pathlib (GH-11171)
Date User Action Args
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2019-04-08 07:52:28anthony shawsetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: fixed
stage: patch review -> resolved
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