Regular Expressions for the Commands

For the commands that accept a regular expression option:

  • .: use a period to substitute for a single character. For example, entering f.ll can select
    fell.txt and fill.txt.
  • *: use an asterisk after a character to look for any number of that character in the
    specified place in the string. For example, entering tex*t can select tet, text, texxt, texxxxxxxxt, etc.
  • ?: use a question mark after a character to look for 0 or 1 uses of that character in the
    specified place in the string. For example, entering tex?t can select tet or text, but nottexxt.
  • ^: use a caret mark to look for all file names beginning with the character(s) after it.
    For example, entering ^t would select all files with names beginning with a t.
  • $: use a dollar sign to look for all file names ending with the character(s) before it. For
    example, entering b$ would select all files with names ending with a b.
  • \: use a backslash character to ‘escape’ the following character, telling FileZilla Pro Command Line to treat it as a normal character and not as an expression. For example, if you want to select text files, you could enter \.txt.

The video tutorial below shows how to use Regular Expressions for the Commands.

Video tutorial: Video tutorial: How to Transfer Multiple Files with FileZilla CLI

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