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wild cards

Symbols used to represent any value when selecting specific files. In DOS, Windows and Unix, the asterisk (*) represents any collection of characters, and the question mark (?) represents a single character. In SQL, the percent sign (%) and underscore (_) are used for matching text. Note the following examples:

DOS and Windows (case insensitive)

 *.gif    .gif or .GIF extension

 a*.gif   beginning with "a" or "A"

 boot.*   all files named "BooT"
           any mix upper/lower case

 *.d*     extensions starting with
           "d" or "D"

 ?abc     1ABC, 2abc, etc.

 ??abc    10ABC, xxabc, etc.

 Windows only (case insensitive)

 *t.jpg   JPEG files ending with "T"

 Unix only (case sensitive)

 *.jpg    .jpg extension

 *.JPG    .JPG extension

 a*.jpg   beginning with "a"

 A*.jpg   beginning with "A"

 boot.*   all files named "boot"

 BOOT.*   all files named "BOOT"

 ?abc     1abc, xabc, etc.

 ??ABC    10ABC, XXABC, etc.


 Good%    begining with "Good"

 _bcd     any name followed by "bcd"
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Now, everyone knows that baseball had no interest in "fairness" when it went from two divisions in each circuit to three--and added the wild card.
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