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Some sfk commands support * and ? wildcards,

as well as slash patterns like \t or \xnn.
- download the free Swiss File Knife Base from Sourceforge.
- open the Windows CMD command line, Mac OS X Terminal or Linux shell.
- OS X : type mv sfk-mac-i686.exe sfk and chmod +x sfk then ./sfk
- Linux: type mv sfk-linux.exe sfk    and chmod +x sfk then ./sfk
  OS X and Linux syntax may differ, check the help within the tool.
SFK The Book - New Productivity Heights.
sfk wildcards and text patterns:

available wildcards:
   * = any number of characters.
   ? = a single character.

available slash patterns:
   \t   = TAB
   \q   = double quote "
   \r   = carriage return
   \n   = linefeed
   \xnn = any character with hexadecimal value nn,
          e.g. \x09 is the same as \t (TAB)
   \\   = the backslash \ itself
   \*   = the star '*' itself     [only with some commands]
   \?   = quotation mark '?'      [only with some commands]

support by commands:

   if any command supports slash patterns,

   - they are not active by default, except for commands
     starting with "x" that use SFK Expressions.

   - to use, say -spat directly after the command name:
     sfk echo -spat "three\tlittle\ttabs\t."
     prints: three   little  tabs    .

   - to activate slash patterns globally over multiple commands
     of a command chain, say -spat directly after "sfk":
     sfk -spat echo "two\ttabs" +filter -rep "x\tx_x"
     prints: two_tabs

   if any command supports wildcards,

   - they are active by default.

   - they can be deactivated by option -literal or -lit,
     if you need to find/replace '*' or '?' characters themselves:
     sfk echo "*** ok ***" +filter -lit -rep "_*_=_"
     prints: === ok ===

   - to deactivate globally over multiple commands of a chain,
     say -literal directly after "sfk":
     sfk -literal echo "*** ok ???" +filter -lit -rep "_?_!_"
     prints: *** ok !!!

   - another way to find/replace '*' or '?' is to say -spat
     and then to use \* and \? patterns:
     sfk echo "*** ok ***" +filter -spat -rep "_\*_=_"
     prints: === ok ===

   further reading:

      sfk help options - general options reference
      sfk help chain   - about command chaining
 


 
sfk is a free open-source tool, running instantly without installation efforts. no DLL's,
no registry changes - just get sfk.exe from the zip package and use it (binaries for
windows, linux and mac are included).

read more about all sfk functions here.

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