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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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How to use wildcard in win_stat module in ansible

I created below ansible script where i checking directory is present or not with wildcard but it failed for me: - host: windows vars: dir: 'c:\inetpub\wwwroot\mysite*' № without * playbook ...
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acme-dns server hosted on DigitalOcean fails to issue wildcard certificates

I have the need to issue certbot wildcard certificates for different domain names hosted in different DNS providers. I have installed acme-dns server on a Digital Ocean droplet and I am having ...
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How do i remove all the files that contain a certain string in their name?

How do i remove str files with names containing "fr" in them ("text.fr.str") using DOS command? I tried "DEL *.fr.str". Doesn't work.
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How can I use Powershell to rename all files where the name has the format "digits [space] name with spaces" to "digits [hyphen] name with spaces"?

I have a lot of files with names of the format "digits [space] name with spaces" or "(digits) [space] name with spaces" e.g.: 23 Filename 23 with spaces.txt (47) Filename 47 with ...
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Use expansion globs {a..z..2} in zsh like in bash

Both in zsh and bash you can: > echo {1..10} 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > echo {a..z} a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z > echo {1..10..2} #range 1 to 10 in steps of 2 (i.e. ...
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Excel wildcards not finding the matches they should in VLOOKUP function

I have multiple product families I'm working with, and each family has multiple products within. Some families have more products than others, all product names are unique. On one sheet named "...
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How to remove a section of multiple file names?

I have many files with a wildcard section I'm having to manually remove and was wondering if there was a way to do it automatically, for example I would want to rename: Perfect Dark#43DDCBF0#2#0#...
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How to Select Highest Value Folder Name in Powershell Using Wildcards?

I'm writing a script to kill and restart Google Drive for desktop. I also need it to account for new versions. On my test machine, the executable was stored in: C:\Program Files\Google\Drive File ...
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Elaboration on how the Windows RENAME command interprets wildcards

I read this question and the answers, but I don't seem to have understood it well enough. I have a bunch of files that were converted from one format to another. The result is a long list of files, ...
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Pattern_Type Glob or other *.JPG wildcard input file support for Windows 10?

I am using Windows 10 with "ffmpeg version 4.4-full_build-www.gyan.dev Copyright (c) 2000-2021 the FFmpeg developers built with gcc 10.2.0 (Rev6, Built by MSYS2 project)". I am writing a ...
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for command does not allow move or xcopy command to move/copy the folder only the contents

have looked on this forum for several examples, started off with xcopy ( not allowing wildcards in the folder name ), wanted to pipe the dir command to either xopy or move but require the dir ...
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SSL for subdomain

Can anyone please tell me, we have an SSL certificate for *.example.com but now we need separate SSL certificate for abc.example.com only for one subdomain. Is it possible? *.example.com which is ...
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Using wildcards to do mass copying to slightly different names

I want to copy many files inside a single directory. An example filename starts with error042021.mysite and I want the new name end with -dev.co.at.txt. I think I need a wildcard for the number, ...
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MS Word Using RegEx-like Wildcards to Edit Formatting

I'm looking at protein sequence that is highly repetitive and I'm trying to format a specific letter in three-letter motif. For example here's a short snippet of the sequence using the single-letter ...
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I am trying to search a word document for instances where an italicized word is touching a non italicized word

I have many large word documents with mixed text in them. I am trying to find a way to find when I have an italicized word connected to a nonitalicized word. i.e. This formstarts I know how to search ...
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SSH config regexp aliases

I am looking for a way to specify aliases in .ssh/config that would replace a cumbersome config like this: Host zeus-1 HostName zeus-XXX-YYY-001.ZZZ ... Host zeus-999 HostName zeus-XXX-YYY-999....
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Word 2019 and use of wildcards in Replace to remove newline

I have used some of these wildcards in Replace from other threads on here with good results so far. But right now I am having difficulties with what appears to be an Enter key being pressed (newline) ...
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How to quote Excel wildcards like * when filtering text?

I have a spreadsheet where a number of entries are prefixed with a character also used as an Excel wildcard: *.subdomain.example.com *-uat.example.com I'd like to use a text filter to find all the ...
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Unable to use mv with wildcards in Mac OS X

I am trying to use the command mv ./?*20?* new_directory running ls ./?*20?* gives multiple matches, but the above command gives me usage: mv [-f | -i | -n] [-v] source target mv [-f | -i | -n]...
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Microsoft wild cards - find words with different endings but next to each other

Aim Hi folks, I am building an Index and I am trying to search for two-word phrases but with declinations in MS Word. So what I want to find is two words next to each other with fixed beginnings but ...
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Pattern Matching in Word VBA Find

I am trying to help someone automate some very simple text editing in Microsoft Word using VBA. One desired change to to remove commas that are embedded in numbers while leaving other commas alone. ...
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Shell - How to rename files in the midle of file name?

I have to resize images, and want to rename them on the fly Names are like following Compet-210-123456.jpg Compet-210-123457.jpg ... Compet-211-123555.jpg and I would like to inject 4k between two ...
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How to replace or look for italic text within quotation marks

As a text editor, I often come across cases where the author has double marked quotations by putting them in between quotation marks and in italics. In almost all cases it is preferred to use only one ...
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How do I change part of a word with wildcards, Microsoft Word

I'm converting a timecode and need to replace a colon with a full stop - 00:00:00:000 needs to become 00:00:00.000 I've not used Wildcards before, but gave it ago with no success. What would I have to ...
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MS-Word wildcards: How to find texts that match either of two strings

I wanna find am or pm in a MS-Word document. I've tried all these wildcard expressions, but none of them works: [am|pm] [(am)|(pm)] (am)|(pm)
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MS-word find/replace using wildcards: How to find all characters with 20pt font-size and wrap it with <h3></h3>

I am trying to convert a Word document to HTML that I can directly use on my website. Because the document has some certain patterns, so I've decided it is easier to use wildcard replacing method than ...
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Group policy file access via wildcards

We have a scanning folder for every user on our NAS, this scan folder is used by our copy machine which "connects as the user" to the NAS and uploads the file there. We have started to ...
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Match Entire String in MS Word Search

I want to return a citation string using wild card search in MS Word. The citations are superscript, so it is easy to isolate them from other text. The search requirements are: Numbers can be any ...
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Enable SSL for any domain automatically

We are building a site builder and users can set their own domain. Is there any way to enable SSL for their domains automatically? For example, a wildcard letsencrypt certificate but not just for *....
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How Can You Find Two Separate Words with Microsoft Word Wildcards?

I've searched other answers for this - such as Microsoft Word: find all words with two 'm's using wildcard - but I can't find a solution to my issue. What I'm trying to do: I'm trying to use ...
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Why can't the wildcard expression be used as a non-root user?

I am using a wildcard expression to match a filename. This is what happens with a normal, non-root user: debian@MiWiFi-R3-srv:~$ sudo ls /var/log/apache2/*[0-9].gz ls: cannot access '/var/log/apache2/...
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Batch encoding MXF to Prores using wildcards on Windows 10

I have created a script to encode an .mxf file with two separate audio files into a Prores with two ember ed audio tracks, and it works fine. However, I would like to be able to batch encode using ...
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MS Word terminate wildcard in advanced search

Is there a way to termiante the wilcard in the search, when I want to search for example for two words? Let's say I have the following words awesome mouse awful albatros awesome albatros awful mouse ...
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Windows 10 Batch file to change directory names and move directories

I have fifty directories, in pairs, with names such as: ABC123-aaa-X0001 ABC123-bbb-X0001 XYZ456-aaa-X0001 XYZ456-bbb-X0001 SDF543-aaa-X0001 SDF543-bbb-X0001 I want to remove all the "-...
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Create script to delete files in subfolders

Good afternoon, I need to create a script to delete files older than 30 days from the Downloads folder for all users on a server. I used the command below but it didn't work. Any idea what could be ...
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Finding spaces OR commas with wildcard search

I'm writing some macros that will automate frequent cleanup/text formatting tasks in the bibliographies I edit. For background, these bibliographies often contain citations for chapters from edited ...
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Microsoft Word remove paragraph that contains specific word in the middle of the paragraph

This is my first post here so please be gentle. Ok, now that this is done let's get to work: In my free time I read some web novels and stuff like that, which I get using web-scrappers and stuff. Then ...
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Is it possible to find files by wildcard and not substring in Windows Explorer?

When I search for files in my Windows Explorer by pressing F3, I tell it the file name, and it looks in current folder and all subfolders. However, it looks like Windows tries to match filenames by ...
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Microsoft Word Wildcards Dates

I have Word document with dates. Dates are writen in format: d. m. yyyy . (15. 12. 2018, 8. 9. 2018...). I would like replace space in dates with non breaking space. I allready try to find (<??&...
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Word - Find and replace wildcard/expression

Trying to figure out quickest way to set a style for specific lines of text in Word. I've got a doc that has CHAPTER 1, CHAPTER 2, etc at the beginning of a page. The lines with CHAPTER x are all set ...
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BIND DNS: Exclude specific sudonmain to wildcard Record

I don't know if i am in the good category or even the good forum. But like i saw many tutorials on Ubuntu and other linux version and their fixs didn't solve my problem, i imagined that there is some ...
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create multiple folders using folder/*/folder"

I've been using this line to create multiple folders in different sub-folders using a wildcard: FOR /d %A IN ("C:\users\me\desktop\test\*") do mkdir "%A\test3\" My problem now is that I have to ...
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Finding zeros with nothing before or after in word document tables

I have a word report filled with tables. I need to do a find and replace on all the cells with a single 0 or 0.0 and replace them with something else. Using wildcards I tried things like: [<0>] [!...
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Google sheet | Conditional formatting | How to omit wildcard characters ?*

I was willing to create a conditional formatting that looks for ? signs in fields. By default it functions as a wildcard character however. (As a replacement for "any" characters) How to use it as ...
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Word 2016 use find and replace to add period after "et al"

I'm trying to find all instances of "et al(space)" in a document and replace them with "et al(period)(space)". In Find and Replace with wildcards, I'm typing: Find: (et al)( ) Replace: \1.\2 Word ...
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Excel Wildcard for any digit?

I am trying to do a CRTL + F (Find) and look for any digit in the worksheet. In word you can use a wildcard of ^# which finds any digit. I'm using this to search sheets for stuff that fits a certain ...
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How to replace a sequential number series in Word with another sequential number series using wildcards

I have a document where every number in the sequence 264-543 needs to be replaced with the number 2-281. Help!
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String comparison with wildcard in batch file [closed]

My script do not work with wildcards (IF function)! Log.txt is a List of filenames, some of them should be copied: (IF exclusion==filename copy) the rest (else echo *.html) for /f "usebackq delims=" %...
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IIS10 wildcard domain - is that normal?

Is it normal, that when I have such binding: *.domain.com I can only use subdomain1.domain.com, subdomain2.domain.com etc, but when I type let say a.b.c.domain.com the IIS takes me to (literally!) an ...
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What is Microsoft Word wildcard equivalent to OR operator |

The OR operator in regular expressions is the pipe |. Is there an equivalent in Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac wildcards?
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