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Understanding glob patterns

What is a glob?

A glob (or "glob pattern") is a way to specify a set of text entities (like names or tags) based on a simple wildcard pattern - a bit like a very simple regular expression. For example, if you wished to match all the entities that had the word "new" anywhere in their text, you could use the glob *new*. Or if you wanted words only starting with "new", you could use the glob new*

Glob syntax

Globs use wildcards to match strings of text. See below for the list and explanations of each. Globs are case sensitive. Spaces are considered characters.

WildcardDescriptionExampleMatchesDoes not match
*matches any number of any characters including none*New*New, reNew, or NewlyNe, newly or ew
?matches any single character?enten, men, lenen
[abc]matches one character from the bracket[MT]enMen or Tenpen, men or MTen
[a-z]matches one character from the range given in the bracketCount[0-9]Count0, Count2 etc.Count, Count 1 or Count10
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