Meta characters VS Wildcards

Discussion in 'Technical' started by 23mishaps, Feb 8, 2022.

  1. 23mishaps

    23mishaps New Member

    This probably belongs under the beginner's forum, but I was having some technical difficulties. I understand Linux command options; however, I don't understand the differences between metacharacters and wildcards. Does the difference lie within what they are applied to?
  2. Jesse Norell

    Jesse Norell Well-Known Member Staff Member Howtoforge Staff

    I suppose it would depend on the context, but all wildcard characters are meta characters, most meta characters are not wildcard characters but serve some other use.
  3. 23mishaps

    23mishaps New Member

    Thank you! This helped clarify the concept.

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