Valid wildcard characters

You can combine wildcard characters with file-matching options to define a file pool policy.

OneFS supports UNIX shell-style (glob) pattern matching for file name attributes and paths.

The following table lists the valid wildcard characters that you can combine with file-matching options to define a file pool policy.

Wildcard
Description
*
Matches any string in place of the asterisk.

For example, m* matches movies and m123.

[a-z]
Matches any characters contained in the brackets, or a range of characters separated by a hyphen. For example, b[aei]t matches bat, bet, and bit, and 1[4-7]2 matches 142, 152, 162, and 172.

You can exclude characters within brackets by following the first bracket with an exclamation mark. For example, b[!ie] matches bat but not bit or bet.

You can match a bracket within a bracket if it is either the first or last character. For example, [[c]at matches cat and [at.

You can match a hyphen within a bracket if it is either the first or last character. For example, car[-s] matches cars and car-.

?
Matches any character in place of the question mark. For example, t?p matches tap, tip, and top.