When a command has an argument with a type of
Globber for a file path, that means you can use file globbing patterns to affect more than one file at a time. Globbing patterns are common in Bash as well as places like your
.gitignore file. They use common wildcard patterns to provide a partial path that can match zero or hundreds of files all at the same time.
If a globbing pattern contains a question mark, that will match any single character. So a pattern of
ca?.txt would match
cat.txt, but not
cart.txt. You can use a wildcard more than once.
p?p?.cf? would match files named
If a globbing pattern contains a single asterisks, that will match zero or more characters inside a filename or folder name. So
dao, and just
do. The wildcard only counts inside a file or folder name, so
models/*.cfc will only match cfc files in the root of the models folder.
To extend the previous example, if we did
models/**.cfc that would match any cfc file in any subdirectory, no matter how deep.
Here's some examples of what file globbing might look like:
CommandBox> rm temp*.txt CommandBox> cp *.cfm backup/ CommandBox> touch build/*.properties
Here's some more examples of how the wildcards work
// Match any file or folder starting with "foo" foo* // Match any file or folder starting with "foo" and ending with .txt foo*.txt // Match any file or folder ending with "foo" *foo // Match a/b/z but not a/b/c/z a/*/z // Match a/z and a/b/z and a/b/c/z a/**/z // Matches hat but not ham or h/t /h?t