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2.16.3 Logical Pathnames

If a namestring begins with the name of a defined logical pathname host followed by a colon, then it will be parsed as a logical pathname. Both ‘*’ and ‘**’ wildcards are implemented. load-logical-pathname-translations on name looks for a logical host definition file in library:name.translations. Note that library: designates the search list (see search-lists) initialized to the CMUCL lib/ directory, not a logical pathname. The format of the file is a single list of two-lists of the from and to patterns:

(("foo;*.text" "/usr/ram/foo/*.txt")
 ("foo;*.lisp" "/usr/ram/foo/*.l"))