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Overwrite.ini should allow wildcards or regular expression for path

Overwrite.ini should allow wildcards or regular expression for path

Scenario

Currently it must be the full path for each to be excluded directory defined.
This is cumbersome, error prone and confusing for all the directories which may exists.

Customer got a very diverse environment. For example "Transfer" folders need to be excluded like
this in override.ini:

now:

override.ini
[exclude]
dir=/share1/user/Transfer/NoData/transfer1/prepare
dir=/usr/local/makereadytotransfer/before/transfer/transfer3
dir=/share2/transferred

desired:

override.ini
[exclude]
dir=*transfer*

2 Comments
Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert
Status changed to: Waiting for Votes

The idea has received an initial review to ensure adherence to our idea submission and community guidelines. More information may be needed at this stage and we expect the community to help prioritize the idea with comments and voting

Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert
Status changed to: Already Offered

It already works like this. Regular expressions are not supported, but regular path wildcard characters (* and ? as asked in the idea) are supported.

Here is an example: C:\Temp\LocalClient directory contains the local client installation. The following 4 variants of override.ini file all exclude this directory from scanning:

  1. [exclude]
    dir=C:\Temp\LocalClient
  2. [exclude]
    dir=*\LocalClient
  3. [exclude]
    dir=*\*alC*
  4. [exclude]
    dir=*alC*
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