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parse-glob NPM version Build Status

Parse a glob pattern into an object of tokens.

Changes from v1.0.0 to v3.0.4

  • all path-related properties are now on the path object
  • all boolean properties are now on the is object
  • adds base property

See the properties section for details.

Install with npm

$ npm i parse-glob --save
  • parses 1,000+ glob patterns in 29ms (2.3 GHz Intel Core i7)
  • Extensive unit tests (more than 1,000 lines), covering wildcards, globstars, character classes, brace patterns, extglobs, dotfiles and other complex patterns.

See the tests for hundreds of examples.


var parseGlob = require('parse-glob');




{ orig: 'a/b/c/**/*.{yml,json}',
   { glob: true,
     negated: false,
     extglob: false,
     braces: true,
     brackets: false,
     globstar: true,
     dotfile: false,
     dotdir: false },
  glob: '**/*.{yml,json}',
  base: 'a/b/c',
   { dirname: 'a/b/c/**/',
     basename: '*.{yml,json}',
     filename: '*',
     extname: '.{yml,json}',
     ext: '{yml,json}' } }


The object returned by parseGlob has the following properties:

  • orig: a copy of the original, unmodified glob pattern
  • is: an object with boolean information about the glob:
    • glob: true if the pattern actually a glob pattern
    • negated: true if it's a negation pattern (!**/foo.js)
    • extglob: true if it has extglobs (@(foo|bar))
    • braces: true if it has braces ({1..2} or .{txt,md})
    • brackets: true if it has POSIX brackets ([[:alpha:]])
    • globstar: true if the pattern has a globstar (double star, **)
    • dotfile: true if the pattern should match dotfiles
    • dotdir: true if the pattern should match dot-directories (like .git)
  • glob: the glob pattern part of the string, if any
  • base: the non-glob part of the string, if any
  • path: file path segments
    • dirname: directory
    • basename: file name with extension
    • filename: file name without extension
    • extname: file extension with dot
    • ext: file extension without dot


  • glob-base: Returns an object with the (non-glob) base path and the actual pattern. | homepage
  • glob-parent: Strips glob magic from a string to provide the parent path | homepage
  • glob-path-regex: Regular expression for matching the parts of glob pattern. | homepage
  • is-glob: Returns true if the given string looks like a glob pattern. | homepage
  • micromatch: Glob matching for javascript/node.js. A drop-in replacement and faster alternative to minimatch and multimatch. Just… more | homepage


Pull requests and stars are always welcome. For bugs and feature requests, please create an issue.


Install dev dependencies:

$ npm i -d && npm test


Jon Schlinkert


Copyright © 2014-2015 Jon Schlinkert Released under the MIT license.

This file was generated by verb-cli on September 22, 2015.