4.94 SDDS Wildcard Conventions
This manual page does not describe a program, but rather a facility that is common to several
programs. In particular, several SDDS programs use a common convention for wildcards in element
The characters *, ?, [, ], and are used for wildcard operations.
* matches any zero or more characters. A sequence like *a matches zero or more characters up to
the first occurence of a.
? matches any one character.
[rangeSpec] matches any one character in rangeSpec. rangeSpec is composed on any number of
explicit characters, plus character ranges specified as firstChar-lastChar, which matches any
character between firstChar and lastChar inclusive in the ASCII character set. For example, [a-z]
would match a lower case alphabetic character, while [a-z][A-Z][0-9] would match any
[ rangeSpec] matches any one character not in rangeSpec.