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tom
Hello,

I want to know if FindFirstFile() can do more as I expect.

FindFirstFile() can take the arguement of "*" or "?", for example,
FindFirstFile(" result.*.txt", &FileData);
I want to get files result_12.txt or result10.txt only,
Could it be possible that it allows "||"?
For example,can I use the format similar as below:
FindFirstFile(" result_(12||10) .txt", &FileData);

Thanks,

Tom
Nov 17 '05 #1
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tom wrote:
Hello,

I want to know if FindFirstFile() can do more as I expect.

FindFirstFile() can take the arguement of "*" or "?", for example,
FindFirstFile(" result.*.txt", &FileData);
I want to get files result_12.txt or result10.txt only,
Could it be possible that it allows "||"?
For example,can I use the format similar as below:
FindFirstFile(" result_(12||10) .txt", &FileData);


From the Platform SDK docs on FindFirstFile:
----
lpFileName
[in] Pointer to a null-terminated string that specifies a valid directory or
path and file name, which can contain wildcard characters (* and ?). If the
string ends with a wildcard, a period, or a directory name, the user must
have access to the root and all subdirectories on the path.
----

So yes, it supports wildcards, and no, it doesn't support regular
expressions.

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http://unforgiven.bloghorn.com

Nov 17 '05 #2
"tom" <to*******@hotm ail.com> wrote in message
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I want to know if FindFirstFile() can do more as I expect.

FindFirstFile() can take the arguement of "*" or "?", for example,
FindFirstFile(" result.*.txt", &FileData);
I want to get files result_12.txt or result10.txt only,
Could it be possible that it allows "||"?
For example,can I use the format similar as below:
FindFirstFile(" result_(12||10) .txt", &FileData);


Nope. Use

"result*.tx t"

and filter the result set as you like. Alternatively, run the search once
against each of the different patterns.

Regards,
Will
Nov 17 '05 #3

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