About DOS wildcard style expressions
|Article:HOWTO82471|||||Created: 2012-11-30|||||Updated: 2013-10-28|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO82471|
DOS wildcard style expressions ("*", ".", and "?") provide a convenient way to specify file names, similar to the way in which DOS wildcard characters are used. For example, match lists of type DOS wildcard are typically used with the Attachment Name Attribute to specify file names such as *.exe. In addition, a DOS wildcard expression lets you easily specify files without extensions.
Table: DOS wildcard expressions describes the DOS wildcard style expressions.
Table: DOS wildcard expressions
DOS wildcard expression
Equivalent regular expression
Zero or more of any character
Any one character except the period (.)
Literal period character
Does not contain a period, but can end with one
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