Globbing For Filenames In Zsh
Zsh has extensive support for globbing for filenames. Globbing is a short-hand, of sorts, for generating filenames that meet certain criteria. The generated filenames can be used with any command you might otherwise provide a filename to in a unix setting.
For example, consider a directory full of files including many that are named with numbers. You'd like to list all files that have numeric names.
ls by itself gives the following result:
$ ls 10 11 2 3 4 801 92 code.rb hello.txt
With the use of a numeric pattern, Zsh's globbing helps
ls limit the set
of listed files to just those with numeric names:
$ ls *[0-9] 10 11 2 3 4 801 92
This only scrapes the surface of what can be done with globbing in Zsh.
h/t Josh DaveyTweet