Ant Path Matcher Utility

v1.0.3 2012-12-03 05:03 UTC


An Ant path pattern matcher for PHP. Implementation kindly borrowed from Spring.


  • PHP 5.3+


use dflydev\util\antPathMatcher\AntPathMatcher;
$antPathMatcher = new AntPathMatcher();
if ($antPathMatcher->match('foo/**/baz/*.txt', 'foo/bar/baz/hello-world.txt')) {
  echo "This is true!\n";


This library is licensed under the New BSD License - see the LICENSE file for details.


If you have questions or want to help out, join us in the #dflydev channel on irc.freenode.net.

Not Invented Here

There are other PHP ports of Ant-like pattern matching but most were either found to be incomplete, tied to actually walking a disk, or so heavily embedded into another larger project it was not feasible to use.

This implementation is purely string based and is based on the AntPathMatcher found in Spring.