Wildcards in computer programming are symbols that can stand for any number of different points of data. Using wildcards in a query will return more results that standard parameters.

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Wildcards in uBlock websites not working

I use uBlock0 on Firefox 40.0.2 and I the filter *.stackexchange.com###hot-network-questions in "My Filters" does not remove the element. When I replace *.stackexchangewith academia.stackexchange, ...
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How to use wildcards to find the years between 1900 and now

I want to know the number of times that any year from 1900 through the current year is mentioned in a Word file. I know how to use a wildcard expression to do this in two steps as follows: ...
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Is it possible to remove certain files types from certain folders using wild cards. within a command prompt / batch file

I have a files I need to remove within a certain file structure from a certain directory but have multiple directories but within the structure there is a defining folder. e:\archive\ *\3 WIP\ *...\ ...
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ProFTPd overwrite directory setting when globbing

I have lots of folders and I want to apply some settings (hide files) to almost all of them, but there are 2 folders where I want different settings. proftpd.conf: <Directory /shared/A/> ...
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Using wildcard in notepad++ to replace a very specific range of entries/values

Well I'm trying to find out how to use wildcards in order to change a quite specific value, mainly in xml files. Here is an example of how the file looks: <skill skill_name="alchemy_s18" ...
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Find and replace by a single dot several series of two dots attached to the end of words

I want to replace every series of two dots in a document by a single dot, excluding the cases where there are three dots in a row, i.e., the written ellipsis (...). Yet, the series of two dots always ...
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Find and replace {0,} occurrences in Word

Are there any alternatives to the concept {0,} which is not allowed in MS Word? For example, if I wanted to replace, by a single abbreviation, the next five terms: articul articulo articula ...
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cmd has wildcard bug?

Files in folder: a.j ab.jp abc.jpg abcd.jpeg dir command results: Command Result (Files shown) ---------- -------------------- dir ?.* a.j dir ??.* a.j, ab.jp dir ???.* ...
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Refer to Wildcard in File Name

I know I can use a wildcard to extract files with names of a specific format in bash using the asterisk, like so: $ ls a01 a02 a03 a04 a05 a06 a07 a08 a09 b01 ...
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Microsoft Word Wildcards to Find Any Dates of a certain form

I am editing a very large document (~200 pages), with multiple dates on each page. I am looking to use MS Word's wildcard function in the find-and-replace feature to remove these. Some examples of ...
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Find text and replace paragraph as a style

I'm working with a large document in Word that was converted from .pdf so any outline formatting was stripped out. I'm looking to run find replace where I'm looking for wildcard "[A-Z]. " and want to ...
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How can I do find and replace with regex on Microsoft Word

I have a document that has (TL by user) all over the place. I'd like to replace this with nothing (thereby deleting it everywhere) but the user could be different or there could be many users (TL by ...
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bash: adding a common string to files found with wildcards

I'm wondering if there is a way to rename a wide range of files that are found using wildcard patterns. For example, say I want to scp all files that match a certain pattern, but append a string to ...
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Word wildcards/regex search from the begining of line till the first :

In MS word 2013 I'm having multiple lines like: Duis pulvinar, enim montes : magna tincidunt penatibus nec amet a nec tristique rhoncus aliquet? porttitor diam amet : nascetur sociis dapibus ...
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Is there any reason Word 2013's Find/Replace (using wildcards) would replace things out of order?

I'm using find/replace with wildcards. Let's say I want to surround specific text strings (names of Word documents) with parentheses. Each word doc starts with BP_ and ends with docx. Find: ...
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Find questions (words before “?”) Regex Microsoft Word

I have several books that are improperly formatted that contain, among other things QUESTIONS and Answers. My job is to make all the questions CAPITALIZED AND BOLD. I'm using MS Word to maintain the ...
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Is it possible to print out the shell expansion?

I know there is a specific set of rules that shell expand the commands user typed. (let's talk about bash shell.) Is it possible to print out a command in the form after shell expansion? It seems to ...
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tar xvf with * failed on some platform like HP-UX or SuSE

tar xvf archive.tar *.txt failed on HP-UX and SuSE. How can I extract only files matching *.txt for a tar archive ? I could use --wildcards on SuSE but this not work on HP-UX I'm on HP-UX 11iv2 ...
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Sed replace between 2 strings with special character

I have an XML file containing a code and to use it with xmllink I need to remove a link. XML file containing: <xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?> <PackingList xmlns="Link ...
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Batch Move using wildcard in filename is getting files that do not match parameters:

I have a number of files with a 3 digit prefix. I'm attempting to move files based on the prefix using a wildcard. I expect that move 100*.sql subdir would only move files with the .sql extension ...
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Regular expression/Wildcard find replace to change date format( 9/7 --> September 7th) in Word

I am editing a large document that has mansy date in mm/dd format. I would like to change them to "MMMM ddth" format. I am wanting 9/10 to be changed to September 10th. Seems like it should be: ...
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Batch ren Command - Only Rename Files with This Pattern

There's a program I use that renames some files to a random string on each use. It's annoying, and I can't get it fixed, so I wrote a script to change them back when I'm done using the program. The ...
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Windows wildcards with files having more than 3 characters extensions

On Windows 7, I have a directory containing the following four files: xxx.txt xxx.txt2 xxx2.txt xxx2.txt2 With the file have more than 3 character as a file extension, the behavior of the wildcard ...
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Using Wildcard find and replace in a CSV CNC file using Notepad++

Hi I have a requirement to remove every occurrence of the "LIP_CUT,number.number," out of pages of code. I am newbie to this type of argument structure and cannot get any results so far. Any help ...
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Deleting files on a drive with ?.?

In the command line you can use the *.* pattern to delete all the files on a specified drive, and with the * being a wildcard wouldn't ?.? do the same? I would try it on my own PC, but in the event ...
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File copy using vbs through unknown directory to known directory

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") Set objFile = objFSO.GetFile("c:\temp\abc\123.xml") objFile.Copy "c:\programdata\ABC\DEF\XXXXXX\JKL\" I need to move 123.xml to the \JKL ...
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How to delete a file with a bad file name?

I had a file downloaded from torrent by a media center device on an external hard disk. The file has an invalid filename such as "Movie ** 480p ** NEW.wmv" (without the quotes). I cannot delete or ...
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Find and replace using wildcard/regex characters in Notepad++

I have an HTML Code with the following structure: <td class="tar"> <div class="bubble in"> Some Text, I want to keep! And maybe even an image: <img src= ...
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Do not expand wildcard on tab completion

I'm wondering how I can configure zsh to not expand the wildcard in a filename. For example I have a directory of a couple hundred files named as following: a.foo-bar a.foo b.foo-bar b.foo c.foo-bar ...
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Script to Find Certain words and delete those lines in a file

EDITED THE QUESTION as i am open to different type of solutions unlike just batch previously I am on Windows & some suggested SED etc. So i am OK with these 3rd party standalone exe's using ...
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Can bash wildcards specify negative matches?

In bash is it possible to use wildcards to specify "all files in current directory EXCEPT [files matching a specific (wildcard) pattern]"? Eg, "all files which don't match *~" Or more generally, is ...
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how to insert many similar records in mysql at a time using phpmyadmin?

we know that we can insert multiple records at a time using this query: INSERT INTO `TABLE1` (`First`,`Last`) VALUES ('name1','surname1'), ('name2','surname2'), ('name3','surname3'), ...
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Sudo Cmnd_Alias Optional Arguments

I would like to allow a command to be run under sudo with or without arguements. For example, both of these should work: rm -f /etc/stuff rm /etc/stuff/item.txt To get this to work, I need this ...
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Word 2007 - Use of wildcards in fields

I need to create a field in Word 2007 that will display some text when the its file is not in the expected directory (a folder called "Release"). The drive mapping and top level folders may be ...
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lftp - mirror and wildcards

Is there anyway to use wildcards ("*") when using mirror command? I know there is a mget command, which is simply the same as get, but one can use wildcards with it. Is there something equivelant to ...
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bash is not deterministicly processing the asterisk wildcard

I accidentally added a user to my system without a home directory (I forgot to put the -d and -m flags in useradd). Rather than deleting the user and starting over I attempted to simply mkdir the home ...
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UWIN grep on windows, wildards failure

I have the UWIN unix tools, and I can't grep a whole dir full of files with *. grep term * gives grep: *: can not open [No such file or directory] whether in cmd.exe or powershell (I hate this ...
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Delete several directories with a common prefix at the command prompt

I want to delete several subdirectories of the same directory. The directories have "tmp" as the first three characters in their name. This is not working: C:\Documents and Settings\rajesh\Local ...
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Replacing superflous paragraph breaks with space using Word wildcards

I'm not very familiar with Word (2010 in this case) Wildcards language and hit a small obstacle. I have a file that underwent OCR and as a result has a lot of paragraph breaks mid-paragraph as it ...
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Word find/replace: add space to postal code with wildcards

Using the “Find and Replace” dialog in Microsoft Word 2003, I want to search a list of addresses for postal codes (Canadian) that do not have a space in them, e.g., M2N3X6 L4C2A9 K5G1S7 and put a ...
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Possible to display all files in the current dir with a filename that does not start with an even digit followed by any alphabetic letter?

I am attempting to answer this problem for a COSC class that focuses on Linux/Unix. I am using Linux with bash shell. I am new to Linux as of September. My instructor has this question in this ...
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Firefox bookmark with wildcard and keyword

In Firefox, how do I set up URL shortcuts that include a wildcard, %s? I have definitely set this up before on another computer. For example, if I wanted to view a Jira ticket, I would enter jira ...
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Multiple wildcards in excel filter

Can I use multiple wildcards when I'm filtering data on a specific column? I have a table (20K+ records) with dollar amounts and I need to find all that contain cents. I've tried &#9734.&#9734 ...
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Find and replace numbers in Excel?

I have a spreadsheet with @ 4000 cells containing a summation like (for example) =439+23+678+1 (Stock market data.) Each number in the formula could vary between 1 and 5 digits. I need to replace each ...
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How to search Outlook Exchange Global Address List with Wildcards?

Our exchange GAL contains many group addresses, and it's hard to find a certain group contains for example "ABC". In the Contacts tab in outlook there is no option to search for a name that contains ...
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Using wildcard search/replace in Notepad++

Here's my problem: In a .txt file, I need to find and replace thousands of instances of syntax like this: (see (a053007djfgspwdf)) or (see (a053007djfgspwdf) and (a54134xsedgeg)) or (see ...
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Don't resolve DNS wildcards for a domain on local network

I've set up a local Mageia Linux server as a gateway, with local DHCP dhcpd and DNS bind9 servers. The DNS server is also used for a domain name domain.tld, which has a wildcard A/AAAA record. But I ...
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`locate` wildcard strange behavior - why?

locate "*.png" returns all files ending with .png, as expected. locate "test.*" doesn't return anything, but there are files named test in my system. locate "*test" returns all files ending with ...
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Word/VBA Find..Replace with wildcards and escape </>

I'd like to format (e.g. highlight) special words in a Word document via VBA. In general this works nicely, but in this casde I need to find something like <*> (words enclosed in "<" and ">" ...
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Microsoft Office Word 2010: How to “Find and Replace” an entire line using “regular expressions” (wildcards)?

I would like to "Find and Replace" entire lines in Microsoft Office Word 2010 which match some criteria. I tried to find the solution in the official documentation, but I didn't find the answer: ...