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Java String wildcard Matching

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Java Pattern Matching ...

I have a list of Strings which represent the names ..for eg:

[hellothere ,cellomello ...]

I have an existing function which filters based on the user input, basically to see if there is any substring

if(name.indexOf(matchString) >= 0)

Hence this will return true if the user input is hello or hell etc ...

But now I need to fileter when there  are any wildcards like % or $ etc ..

so that it returns true for inputs such as hel* or he*l
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