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Filename Wildcards

The following characters are interpreted by the shell as filename wildcards, and any word containing them is replaced by a sorted list of all the matching files. Less detail
Wildcards may be used in the directory parts of a pathname as well as the filename part. If no files match the wildcard, it is left unchanged. Wildcards are not full regular expressions. Sed, grep, awk etc. work with more flexible (and more complex) string matching operators.
Match zero or more characters.
Match any single character
Match any single character from the bracketed set. A range of characters can be specified with [ - ]
Match any single character NOT in the bracketed set.
chapter[1-5].* could match chapter1.tex, chapter4.tex, chapter5.tex.old. It would not match chapter10.tex or chapter1

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