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What does the following code line mean?

Posted on 2011-09-22
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I am trying to figure out what the following code line:
 If FileCheckDates Like "*########" Then

means?

does anyone recognize this syntax?
FileCheckDates = System.IO.Path.GetFileNameWithoutExtension(FileCheckDates)
                If FileCheckDates Like "*########" Then
                    FileCheckDates = FileCheckDates.Remove(FileCheckDates.Length - 12)
                End If

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 125 total points
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* and # are wildcards... representing:
* => any characters, any length
# => a digit

so, this checks if the string returned is ending by 8 digits (format yyyymmdd , for example)
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by:athomsfere
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angelIII has it, and for more info on the like operator:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/swf8kaxw%28v=vs.71%29.aspx
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