need help with tar

You'd think after 20 years of using tar I'd have it figured out by now ... I'm trying to list files in a tarfile of the form:

home/HPRS/matkeson/Maildir/.Deleted Items/


home/HPRS/matkeson/Maildir/.Deleted Items.Travel/

That is, files under the directory "... /.Deleted Items/" and files with directory names beginning with "... /.Deleted Items"

If I do
$ tar -tvjf /mnt/backup/MAIL/2015-11-11-MAILdifferential.tar.bz2 "home/HPRS/matkeson/Maildir/.Deleted Items"
drwx------ matkeson/users    0 2015-11-11 16:50 home/HPRS/matkeson/Maildir/.Deleted Items/
drwx------ matkeson/users    0 2015-11-11 11:14 home/HPRS/matkeson/Maildir/.Deleted Items/cur/
-rw------- matkeson/users 1532 2015-11-09 19:09 home/HPRS/matkeson/Maildir/.Deleted Items/cur/1447117977.M71105
-rw------- matkeson/users 8044 2015-11-06 10:17 home/HPRS/matkeson/Maildir/.Deleted Items/cur/1447078386.M89484

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I only get files in the directory ".Deleted Items". If I do
tar -tvjf /mnt/backup/MAIL/2015-11-11-MAILdifferential.tar.bz2 "home/HPRS/matkeson/Maildir/.Deleted Items*" --wildcards

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I get nothing at all.

What am I doing wrong?
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"--wildcards" must appear before the member name argument:

tar -tvjf /mnt/backup/MAIL/2015-11-11-MAILdifferential.tar.bz2 --wildcards "home/HPRS/matkeson/Maildir/.Deleted Items*"

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The effect of "--wildcards" (globbing) can be reversed by "--no-wildcards".

So if you have a member name containing an asterisk to be passed verbatim  
(something like "name2*" where you don't want to list other members starting with "name2") you could do:

tar -tvf archive.tar --wildcards "pattern1*" --no-wildcards "name2*"

The above would not work could you place the "--(no-)wildcards" option just anywhere in the command string.
The same is true for similar options like "--(no)-ignore-case" etc.
MarkAuthor Commented:
Thanks woolmilkproc. Too bad I didn't have the smarts to simply try putting the --wildcards before the pattern. Duh!
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