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authorScott Rifenbark <>2018-10-24 16:26:11 -0700
committerRichard Purdie <>2018-10-29 16:55:19 +0000
commit21e5d8e2c682b39d94929a5055016db13356cc8b (patch)
tree2417b1c819fd1b77b899c224fde7582ea03cf326 /documentation
parentbd6d8db54bc572b4aa5d54105fc20534a2670a68 (diff)
ref-manual: Updates to variable wildcard support
Fixes [YOCTO #12390] Updated three variables: BB_ALLOWED_NETWORKS, BBMASK, and BBFILES. Fixed some linking to be sure to use Python3 links instead of Python 2. Fixed a note to clarify use of the "*" wildcard restrictions in the BB_ALLOWED_NETWORKS variable. (From yocto-docs rev: 6f880d10d0830d80cc2d4d1d5b7ea141dad6d4af) Signed-off-by: Scott Rifenbark <> Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <>
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1 files changed, 12 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/documentation/ref-manual/ref-variables.xml b/documentation/ref-manual/ref-variables.xml
index 178692a21e..595f2db8b0 100644
--- a/documentation/ref-manual/ref-variables.xml
+++ b/documentation/ref-manual/ref-variables.xml
@@ -680,11 +680,18 @@
- The use of the "<filename>*</filename>"
+ <para>The use of the "<filename>*</filename>"
character only works at the beginning of
- a host name.
+ a host name and it must be isolated from
+ the remainder of the host name.
You cannot use the wildcard character in any
- other location of the name.
+ other location of the name or combined with
+ the front part of the name.</para>
+ <para>For example,
+ <filename>*</filename> is supported,
+ while <filename>*</filename> is not.
+ </para>
@@ -1152,7 +1159,7 @@
When specifying recipe files, you can pattern match using
- <ulink url=''><filename>glob</filename></ulink>
+ <ulink url=''><filename>glob</filename></ulink>
For details on the syntax, see the documentation by
following the previous link.
@@ -1296,7 +1303,7 @@
the files.
For complete syntax information, see Python's
documentation at
- <ulink url=''></ulink>.
+ <ulink url=''></ulink>.