I'm trying some regular expression and I found one interesting thing.
>_ "Zilinec" -match "Z*ec" True
which is OK.
But when I limit "Z" only for beggining of the string:
>_ "Zilinec" -match "^Z*ec" False
it gives me False. Why? 🙂
In regex, * is a quantifier that means the previous pattern must be repeated zero or more times. In this case, your pattern states that the string must begin with zero or more Z characters (which it does), followed by the letters "ec" (which it does not.) If you want that * to match any number of characters _after_ the Z (which is how it would work in a wildcard pattern passed to the -like operator), you need to use another special regex character, the period. This matches any single character, and then you can put a * after it to mean (any number of other characters):
"Zilinec" -match "^Z.*ec$"
(The $ character at the end of the pattern means that must be the end of the string, so it wouldn't match "Zilinec Something Else")
Thank you for a explanation 🙂 I forgot about ".".
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