*.* and %s meaning in MATLAB

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ali hassan
ali hassan on 28 Jan 2022
Edited: DGM on 28 Jan 2022
what does these symbols mean in MATLAB
*.* and %s

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DGM
DGM on 28 Jan 2022
Edited: DGM on 28 Jan 2022
In an expression like
v = 'words';
fprintf('this is a progression of several %s\n',v)
%s specifies "string or character vector".
In an expression like
fname = uigetfile('*.*')
'*.*' refers to any file -- or at least any file with a dot in the middle of its full name. The asterisk is a wildcard.

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