Wildcarding in UNIX

Wildcarding allows you to specify groups of files. You can use wildcards as an argument to ls, cp, mv, and rm, as well as to UNIX filters.

WildcardWhat it Represents
?any character
*any glob of zero or more characters
[crmf]any of c, m, r or f. You can put any list of caracters in the brackets to create a wildcard.
[a-z]any charcter falling asciicograpically from a to z. You can put any range of characters you wish in here and you can have more than one range.

Here are some useful examples and what they do.