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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 names.

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 alphanumeric character.

[] [ rangeSpec] matches any one character not in rangeSpec.

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Robert Soliday 2014-01-28