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.
* matches any zero or more characters. A sequence like
*a matches zero or more
characters up to the first occurence of
? matches any one character.
] matches any one character in rangeSpec. rangeSpec is
composed on any number of explicit characters, plus character ranges specified as firstChar
which matches any character between firstChar and lastChar inclusive in the ASCII character set.
[a-z] would match a lower case alphabetic character, while
match any alphanumeric character.
] matches any one character not in rangeSpec.