1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 10, 2012 1:48 PM by jcwalker

    What is the difference between a single and double wildcard?

      When setting exclusions in VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 what is the difference between a single and double wildcard?  Here is the explanation from this article :

       

      The * wildcard is used for (partial) filenames or extensions with one or more characters from the exact position where it is placed in the path \ file given.

       

      The ** wildcard is generally used for (partial) filenames or extensions with one or more characters from the exact position where it is placed in the path \ file given.

       

      The only difference is a single wildcard is "used" and the double wilcard is "generally used".  From the examples in the article it appears a single wildcard is for files while the double wildcard is used for folders.

       

      Can anybody clarify this for me?

       

      Thanks in advance.