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This is a glob implementation in JavaScript. It uses the minimatch library to do its matching.

Attention: node-glob users!

The API has changed dramatically between 2.x and 3.x. This library is now 100% JavaScript, and the integer flags have been replaced with an options object.

Also, there's an event emitter class, proper tests, and all the other things you've come to expect from node modules.

And best of all, no compilation!


var glob = require("glob")

// options is optional
glob("**/*.js", options, function (er, files) {
  // files is an array of filenames.
  // If the `nonull` option is set, and nothing
  // was found, then files is ["**/*.js"]
  // er is an error object or null.


Please see the minimatch documentation for more details.

Supports these glob features:

  • Brace Expansion
  • Extended glob matching
  • "Globstar" ** matching


Glob Class

Create a glob object by instanting the glob.Glob class.

var Glob = require("glob").Glob
var mg = new Glob(pattern, options)

It's an EventEmitter.


  • minimatch The minimatch object that the glob uses.
  • options The options object passed in.
  • error The error encountered. When an error is encountered, the glob object is in an undefined state, and should be discarded.
  • aborted Boolean which is set to true when calling abort(). There is no way at this time to continue a glob search after aborting.


  • end When the matching is finished, this is emitted with all the matches found. If the nonull option is set, and no match was found, then the matches list contains the original pattern. The matches are sorted, unless the nosort flag is set.
  • match Every time a match is found, this is emitted with the matched.
  • error Emitted when an unexpected error is encountered, or whenever any fs error occurs if options.strict is set.
  • abort When abort() is called, this event is raised.


  • abort Stop the search.


All the options that can be passed to Minimatch can also be passed to Glob to change pattern matching behavior. Additionally, these ones are added which are glob-specific, or have glob-specific ramifcations.

All options are false by default, unless otherwise noted.

  • cwd The current working directory in which to search. Defaults to process.cwd().
  • root The place where patterns starting with / will be mounted onto. Defaults to path.resolve(options.cwd, "/") (/ on Unix systems, and C:\ or some such on Windows.)
  • mark Add a / character to directory matches. Note that this requires additional stat calls.
  • nosort Don't sort the results.
  • stat Set to true to stat all results. This reduces performance somewhat.
  • silent When an unusual error is encountered when attempting to read a directory, a warning will be printed to stderr. Set the silent option to true to suppress these warnings.
  • strict When an unusual error is encountered when attempting to read a directory, the process will just continue on in search of other matches. Set the strict option to raise an error in these cases.
  • statCache A cache of results of filesystem information, to prevent unnecessary stat calls. While it should not normally be necessary to set this, you may pass the statCache from one glob() call to the options object of another, if you know that the filesystem will not change between calls.
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