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How can I use a wildcard in a path name?  Java is always updating and I need to be able to copy files into the java security folder but I dont want to have to keep updating the path name for every version.  How can I use a wildcard for a folder in the path.
The dirtory is C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.8.0_111\lib\security

Here is what I have tried.
copy-item c:\test.txt "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre*\lib\security"
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In test mode; remove the -WhatIf at the end to run it for real:
Get-ChildItem 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre*' -Directory | % {Copy-Item -Path 'C:\test.txt' -Destination "$($_.FullName)\lib\security" -WhatIf}

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Thank you!
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In case anyone else is looking to do what I am doing this is it.
Get-ChildItem 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre*'  -Directory | % {Copy-Item -Path 'local_policy.jar' -Destination "$($_.FullName)\lib\security" -force}
Get-ChildItem 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre*'  -Directory | % {Copy-Item -Path 'US_export_policy.jar' -Destination "$($_.FullName)\lib\security" -force}
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