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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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We are sure enough and as supported by other members countries because of good track record and performance that Pakistan will get entries to certain games through wildcards, he hoped while replying a query.
CATRIONA MATTHEW has been named as a European wildcard to face the USA in the Solheim Cup next month.
Murray dispatched qualifier Lu Yen-hsun in his first-round Aegon Championships clash, then backed the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) for scrapping recommendations Wimbledon should award wildcards to players ranked inside the world's top 250.
To combat this threat and ensure detection of phishing websites, including new ones, Kaspersky Lab s anti-phishing technology combines several layers a database of phishing wildcards on the endpoint, a constantly updated database in the cloud and heuristic analysis.
It gives the level two clubs a great chance to battle against our Welsh Premier teams and the innovation of four wildcards allows any clubs, geographically located in Wales, the opportunity to enter this new and exciting competition.
The talented teenage ace from Albrighton said: "I'm so pleased to get the wildcard because it's a massive, massive meeting.
Along with former British Open champion Stupples, Spain's Azahara Munoz, Swede Caroline Hedwall and Sandra Gal of Germany were also handed wildcards as Nicholas completed her 12-woman team for the competition at Killeen Castle in Ireland against the United States.
The four wildcards joined the 12 original finalists to test their nerves and voices in front of a live television audience for the first time on Saturday night.
A ninth European in the top 20, Paul Casey, missed out on automatic selection and was not given a wildcard by the side's captain Colin Montgomerie.
I know Laura got a wildcard and they had to make an exception for her because they're not supposed to give wildcards to players outside the top 250.
ALL the wildcards have now been played for The Journal Champion of Champions at De Vere Slaley Hall on Sunday.
Fellow Britons Anne Keothavong, Naomi Cavaday and Melanie South have also been handed wildcards.