#glob-pattern #glob #pattern #iterator #walk #regex


Glob-matched recursive file system walking. Fork of 'globwalk'

1 unstable release

Uses old Rust 2015

0.9.0 Oct 5, 2023

#1401 in Filesystem

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MIT license

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Recursively find files in a directory using globs.

Based on both walkdir & ignore (❤), this crate inherits many goodies from both, such as limiting search depth and amount of open file descriptors.

Licensed under MIT.

Why not glob

  • The glob crate does not support having {a,b} in patterns.
  • globwalker can match several glob-patterns at the same time.
  • globwalker supports excluding results with !.
  • glob searches for files in the current working directory, whereas globwalker starts at a specified base-dir.


To use this crate, add globwalker as a dependency to your project's Cargo.toml:

globwalker = "0.9.0"

The following piece of code recursively find all png, jpg, or gif files:

extern crate globwalker;

use std::fs;

for img in globwalker::glob("*.{png,jpg,gif}").unwrap() {
    if let Ok(img) = img {
        println!("{:?}", img);

See the documentation for more details.


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