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kerrisky
07-10-2005, 12:23 AM
Hello: What is the best way to use things like "*"?
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07-10-2005, 12:23 AM
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"kerrisky" <kerrisky@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:1C849D60-43A4-4527-BE74-077D050FA75E@microsoft.com...
> Hello: What is the best way to use things like "*"?
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Shenan Stanley
07-10-2005, 12:23 AM
kerrisky wrote:
> Hello: What is the best way to use things like "*"?

Can you be more specific?
I am guessing you mean the Windows XP search application (for
files/folders/etc..)?

A wildcard character is a keyboard character such as an asterisk (*) or a
question mark (?) that is used to represent one or more characters when you
are searching for files, folders, printers, computers, or people. Wildcard
characters are often used in place of one or more characters when you do not
know what the real character is or you do not want to type the entire
name.Wildcard character

Uses
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Asterisk (*) -- Use the asterisk as a substitute for zero or more
characters. If you are looking for a file that you know starts with "gloss"
but you cannot remember the rest of the file name, type the following:

gloss*

This locates all files of any file type that begin with "gloss" including
Glossary.txt, Glossary.doc, and Glossy.doc. To narrow the search to a
specific type of file, type:

gloss*.doc

This locates all files that begin with "gloss" but have the file name
extension .doc, such as Glossary.doc and Glossy.doc.


Question mark (?) -- Use the question mark as a substitute for a single
character in a name. For example, if you type gloss?.doc, you will locate
the file Glossy.doc or Gloss1.doc but not Glossary.doc.

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