[erlang-patches] Support ** for recursion in filelib:wildcard

José Valim <>
Wed Mar 7 09:38:59 CET 2012

Hello everyone, any feedback on the proposal below?


On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 5:18 PM, José Valim <> wrote:

> So here is a patch that allows ** in filelib:wildcard() in order to
> support recursion.
> git fetch git://github.com/josevalim/otp.git double_star
> https://github.com/josevalim/otp/compare/double_star
> https://github.com/josevalim/otp/compare/double_star.patch
> ** now works similarly to bash, ruby, racf, etc. For example, running
> filelib:wildcard("**/*.erl", Cwd) will find all files ending with .erl in
> the Cwd recursively.
> PS: I had some minor bumps in the road but in general I've found the
> process of submitting patches to Erlang very well documented. So thanks to
> those responsible for making this easy. :)
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