Bug 46454 - escaping wildcards in AddIcon filename matching
Summary: escaping wildcards in AddIcon filename matching
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: mod_autoindex (show other bugs)
Version: 2.2.11
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 minor (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
Keywords: MassUpdate
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-12-30 19:47 UTC by Jan Newmarch
Modified: 2018-11-07 21:08 UTC (History)
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Description Jan Newmarch 2008-12-30 19:47:24 UTC
I have a filename with some question marks in it e.g. "ab?cd". In AddIcon from mod_autoindex no match is possible with that filename e.g.

    AddIcon image.xbm "ab?cd"

fails. Inspection of mod_autoindex.c (2.2.11) line 259, add_icon calls push_item. push_item on line 202 calls ap_is_matchexp, which just checks for the presence of '?' or '*' in the filename and then does a pattern match for '*'. It doesn't seem possible to get an icon for a filename with a '*' or '?' in it.

Possible fix: change ap_is_matchexp to return true for ENESCAPED * or ? and false if there are none or they are escaped as in "ab\?cd"

Workaround: change the filename :-(

Environment : Linux 2.6.24
Comment 1 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:08:59 UTC
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