Wildcard introduction part II

7m 3s

This Lesson will introduce you to wildcards and show you how to use them on the command line. Since shell scripts are really nothing more than a collection of command lines, this should prove to be really helpful to you. After that, we'll get into specifically how to use wildcards and shell scripts, and you'll watch a demo to give you a practical understanding of wildcard scripting.

Learning Objectives

  • Obtain a foundational understanding of wildcards in Linux.
  • Understand how to use wildcards and shell scripts.

Intended Audience

This Lesson is intended for anyone looking to learn more about bash scripting and shell programming in Linux.


To get the most out of this Lesson, you should have some basic knowledge of the command line, but it's not essential.

About the Author
Jason Cannon, opens in a new tab
Founder, Linux Training Academy
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Jason is the founder of the Linux Training Academy as well as the author of "Linux for Beginners" and "Command Line Kung Fu." He has over 20 years of professional Linux experience, having worked for industry leaders such as Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, UPS, FireEye, and Amazon.com. Nothing gives him more satisfaction than knowing he has helped thousands of IT professionals level up their careers through his many books and courses.

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