Updated: 10/04/2017 by Computer Hope

A glob may refer to any of the following:


1. Glob is a term used to describe the expansion or the match of values returned when using wildcards, regular expressions, or other pattern matches. For example, typing the command below returns results similar to the results listed below.

dir *.htm

In the above example, the glob is the asterisks (*), which means match anything that ends with .htm.


See our regular expression and wildcard terms for further information.

2. Glob is an FTP command to turn on and off globbing.

Related pages

  • See the how to use FTP page for information about glob and other FTP commands.

3. Glob also refers to a small drop of a substance. For example, a glob of thermal compound would be about the size of a pencil eraser head.

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