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From Robert Burrell Donkin <>
Subject Re: PatternSyntaxException when trying rat -E
Date Sun, 07 Apr 2013 11:17:00 GMT
On 04/05/13 04:09, sebb wrote:
> On 4 April 2013 20:42, Peter Hartmann <> wrote:


> It looks like Apache RAT 0.8 uses standard Java wildcard regex file
> matching, whereas the original RAT used a different set of wildcard
> meta-characters - more like the syntax used by Maven and Ant.
> The intended wildcard support does not appear to be documented anywhere, so
> it's not clear whether the change is intentional or not.

I'm not sure this is intentional either :-/

I've always found the Maven and Ant syntax styles more intuitive than 
the Java standard.

I'd be happy to support more than one wildcard syntax (provided we 
document them :-)


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