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You can use wildcard constructions with many command strings. A
wildcard is an asterisk used to specify a part of a file specification
or a question mark used to replace a character in a file specification
You use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard to designate an entire part of
All files with this file name and any extension:
All files with this extension and any file name:
All files in directories with this project number and any
You can use the question mark as a wildcard to designate a character
of a file specification. You type a question mark for each character
that is to be matched. For example, PR?? matches four characters or
less, of which the first two are PR.
All files with this file name and any extension beginning with M:
All files with this extension and any file name up to five
characters, beginning with TES:
All files with file names of two characters or less and a file
name extension of three characters or less:
All files in directories with the project number 25 and a
programmer number 500 through 577:
You can specify the asterisk and the question mark in the same command
All files with file names of two characters or less:
The DIRECTORY and QUEUE programs recognize a number sign (#) in the
file specification to indicate that SIXBIT octal code follows. For
gives the same directory listing as
because 120000000000 is the 36-bit left-justified SIXBIT code for the
character "T". This function is useful for file names which contain
special characters. Although the SIXBIT code for an asterisk is
120000000000, the command line
would not give the same directory listing as
because the first command would list only a file literally named *.
The second command would interpret the * as a wildcard and would list
all files without extensions.
You cannot mix SIXBIT code and regular characters within the file name
or within the file extension. However, you can combine a SIXBIT file
name with a regular file extension and vice versa.
See the TOPS-10 Operating System Commands Manual, Appendix G, for a
list of the SIXBIT and ASCII character codes.
You can specify a directory name with the project number, the
programmer number, or both numbers missing from the specification.
The following examples represent directory specifications.
[15,23] The User-File Directory [15,23]
[,30] The UFD that has your project number and the
specified programmer number (30)
[36,] The UFD that has the specified project number
(36) and your programmer number
[,] Your UFD
[-] Your default directory, which can be
different from your UFD. See the SETSRC
Program description in the TOPS-10 User
[,,SUB1,SUB2] The sub-file directory SUB2 under the
sub-file directory SUB1 in your UFD