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Wildcards

The following expressions can replace characters or digits in your search string.

Note   You must select the Use check box in the Find, Replace, Find in Files, and Replace in Files dialog boxes and select Wildcards before using any of the following expressions as part of your search criteria.
Expression Syntax Description
Any single character ? Matches any single character.
Any single digit # Matches any single digit. For example, 7# matches numbers that include 7 followed by another number, such as 71, but not 17.
Characters not in set [! ] Matches any one character that is not specified in the set.
One or more characters * Matches any one or more characters. For example, new* matches any text that includes "new", such as newfile.txt.
Set of characters [ ] Matches any one of the characters specified in the set.

See Also

Regular Expressions | Find Dialog Box | Find in Files Dialog Box | Replace Dialog Box | Replace in Files Dialog Box| Searching and Replacing

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