Wildcard characters

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Wildcard characters (? and *) may be used in file names and extensions in place of alphabetic or numeric characters. They may not be used in drive, path, or directory specifications. They have the following meanings:

? means that any character in that position (including null) is regarded as a match.
* denotes any number of ? characters.

For example:


The above references all files in subdirectory VOL on drive A with a name consisting of NAME followed by any one character, a period, and any extension, for example NAMES, NAME1, NAME2.txt, NAME3.doc, and NAMET.brs would all be referenced.