Questions tagged [wildcards]

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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Wildcard search in Microsoft Word Visual Basic editor

In Microsoft Word I can use this wildcard search to find one or more consecutive paragraph marks: ^13{1,} I'm now trying to use this same wildcard search within a macro in Visual Basic. However, ...
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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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Replacing middle & last names in many Word documents

I have about 200 letters I need to be sending out through email to people, and right now the header is set up like this: Dear FirstName MiddleName LastName, But my boss would like it to just be set ...
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Removing Information

I have information in an Excel column I'm trying to remove. The cell contains MMM DD HH:MM:SS YYYY. I just want to remove the HH:MM:SS from the cell and leave the rest in there. I tried copying and ...
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Run `ls` recursively with wildcards

I'm trying to find all the project files of a particular file type with: ls -ltR *.mb I know there are the files I want in several folders, but I get no results back. What did I do wrong?
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Missing wildcard to have this batch process search all subfolders?

I've been pulling pieces of script from around the internet, building something to search all folders under one parent folder, finding certain files and copying them to a new location. (We have a ...
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Microsoft Word: find all words with two 'm's using wildcard

How I can find every word in a Microsoft Word document that contains two or more 'm' s, like "mermaid", "mommy", etc? I have tried doing a wildcard Find using <[! ]@m*>, and this finds all ...
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Word Wildcard Search and Replace

I have a 150-page reference file (a Microsoft Word document) where the dates are in British (dd Mmmm yyyy) format and I'd like them in American (Mmmm dd, yyyy) format.  Is it possible to use wildcards ...
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How to find a file path like `\\company\path` while in edit mode in a browser editor like confluence

When editing a page in confluence CTRL-f brings you to a find-and-replace dialogue instead of the find field of your browser. When filling in a file path in the find box of this dialogue, you don't ...
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Word 2010: Find a single word at the end of the line

Is there a way to find any lines in a Word document then end with a single woes at the end of the visible line? This example if of one line, and I want to find it in a whole document, as it ends with ...
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Notepad++ wildcard in find/replace

I have multiple lines with values like: F9 23 F9 41 F9 32 F9 12 Those values change in many lines, I need change them to: F9 23 text F9 41 text F9 32 text F9 12 text I try: find: F9 .*.*.* ...
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MS Word Pro 2016 wildcard detailed description

Is there a MS Word Pro 2016 wildcard detailed description available? The only descriptions from Microsoft that I can find describe only the basic syntax with a few simple examples. The basic syntax is ...
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What are all of the globs I can use with grep in bash?

Linux and Unix-like shells like bash allow for the use of globs to approximate filenames and make file searching easier. I'm aware of the wildcard glob (*). What other globs exist in bash that I can ...
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Part wildcard in hosts subdomain possible?

On our server we've got a lot of redirects for specific subdomains, which always end in the same: 127.0.0.1 abc-thesame.domain.com 127.0.0.1 def-thesame.domain.com 127.0.0.1 xyz-thesame....
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Mac terminal isn't recognizing wild card

I'm trying to write a script that shrinks all the images in a folder. From here I got this: for i in *.png; do sips -Z 800 "${i}" --out "${i%png}"; done but I keep getting this error: Warning: *....
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Subinacl file/folder permissions and wildcards in Windows

I'm having a problem with subinacl and was hoping someone could help. I've tried searching through this site and in various sites online and couldn't find the answer I was looking for. I think the ...
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DNS wildcard entry not working

The following environment is given (of course the ip and the domain name are fake): domain example.com a-record example.com resolves to 1.1.1.1 wildcard entry in public dns for that domain is in ...
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fdisk -l | grep command with wildcard doesn't show results

Why commands fdisk -l | grep sd? fdisk -l | grep sd?? don't work in this situation and fdisk -l | grep sd[ab] works ?
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MS Word - add a character after bold

I have a number of lines like that: wykluczenie expulsion, disqualification, exclusion wykluczenie wspólnika expulsion of a partner, disqualification of a partner wykładnia explanation, ...
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moving files matching a pattern that catches the directory

Consider: $ ls foo xyfooz.tex $ find . -maxdepth 1 -type f -name '*foo*' -exec mv {} foo \; $ ls ./foo* xyfooz.tex I'm trying to achieve the same sequence of instructions only with mv, not find: $ ...
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Match WIldcard to specific word length.

So when I use wild cards on Microsoft Word I have something like [A-B]{2} It works as expected and capture groups of two letters as wanted. My issue is that it also captures 3 letter and larger ...
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Move folders using wildcard

I have a script to move folders from one local account to my admin. But I want to use a wildcard in my script, so for example if the folder name is FOLDER, FOLDER1 is also moved to the admin. I am ...
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How to select a range from '[' to ':' and replace?

I have a document with a many looks like look something like: [9/22/17 10:46 AM] xxxxxxxx: llllllllllllllllllll [9/22/17 10:46 AM] Cc: cccccccccc [9/22/17 10:46 AM] Me: bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb [9/22/17 10:...
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Formula: Excel Find and Replace All full stops before specified characters

I have a column of research data I wanted to clean. As users have not followed instructions, there are unnecessary full stops in the sentences. I need to remove all full stops that are before a ...
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Microsoft Word find/replace regex bug

I'm trying to replace normal apostrophes with smart ones, but the replace function offsets the ’ to the wrong side of the character. My expression: Find what: '([a-z]) Replace with: ’\1 Example: ...
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Configure wildcard A records for sub domains

So, I have a zone file for a certain domain, in json, a part of it looks like so: "a": [ { "name": "@", "ttl": 400, "value": "10.24.54.1" }, { "name": "@", "ttl": 400, "value": "172.14.2.41" }...
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Is there a stand-alone* wildcard for the user documents folder?

I'm working on a batch script that deletes folders & files and I want to know if there is a stand-alone/singular wildcard variable that represtnts: C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Documents I know about C:\...
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Understanding Wildcards in ENUM Responses

I have just started working on ENUM and we get some RR and Answers which are like these IN NAPTR 100 10 "u" "E2U+sip" "!^44(.*)$!sip:9739668530@isp.example.com;user=phone!" . I want to understand ...
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wildcard search for a particular word “not followed” by a specific string, not working

I have a document with hundreds of occurrences of the Spanish equivalent of "US$ million", which is "millones de dólares EE.UU.", and I want to make sure I have not left out any part of it, i.e., it ...
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Using wildcards in find and replace to delete a long string

I'm looking to replace all instances of a changing string of characters within a document. Here is an example of the string: [[npr_B6G8879JASKLDF378SJKDAS9__06BF5A]] The number/letter string ...
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Word - Is there a way to remove an entire line (search and replace) which contains a specific word?

I'm trying to find any lines which contain either [SF] or [NF] (including the brackets), and get rid of the whole line. Is that possible in Word? I'm using Word 2002 but I would think the answer ...
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Searching for strings with hyperlinks in Outlook 2016

In Outlook 2016 (for Windows) I can successfully find (me@example.com) using: non-wildcard search (me@example.com) wildcard search \([a-z]@\@[a-z.]@.com\) However, both methods fail if the e-mail ...
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Why are these wildcards not working in Word 2016?

I'm having this issue on Word 2016. I can't use the wildcards that I was working with on other versions. What may be the issue here?