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> Difference between wildcards (*) and (?)
A wildcard character is a kind of placeholder represented by a single character, such as an asterisk (*) and question mark (?), which can be interpreted as a number of literal characters or an empty string. It is often used in file searches so the full name need not be typed. - From Wikipedia.
What is the difference between * and ?
, it matches zero or more characters. ?
, it matches exactly one character. If the question mark is placed at the end of the word, it will also match missing (zero) trailing characters. Some examples wis*
matches "wise", "wisecleaner", and others whose first three letters are "wis". wis?
matches only "wise" and "wis". [Reference] Wildcard character