is it possible to use regular expressions in the exclusion list of wise package studio

When I review the settings in WisePSSC.ini, a file that is created by the exclusion list wizzard in Wise Package Studio; i see the following entries:


What made me believe that the exclusion list can work with regular expressions.

Is this the case or does it only understand an asterisk : * ?

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Posted by: norexx 13 years ago
Orange Belt
AFAIK, the only wildcards Wise package Studio v7.0 supports are as follows. I have never used a carat symbol (^) nor seen it used before.

Repackage.ini wildcards & formatting:
? = current user profile path
*\ = all directories
*\folder = all subdirectories of “folder”
*?\ = all subdirectories of current user profile path
\* = all files in this directory
\*.xxx = all files ending in extension “.xxx”
%SystemRoot% = C:\Winnt
*%ProgramFiles% = C:\Program Files + all subdirectories

File/Folder examples:
IgnoreFile1=?\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\Notepad.lnk
IgnoreFile4=*?\application data\microsoft\address book\*
IgnoreFile11=?\application data\microsoft\internet explorer\brndlog.bak

*note registry exclusions do not support use of wildcard characters
Ends with “\\something” = Ignore any value with name “something”
Ends with “\\<default>” = Ignore only the default value (string value = “(Default)”)
Ends with “\\<ignore entire subtree>” = Ignore this key and all subkeys

Registry examples:
IgnoreKey976=HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppId\IDriver2.exe\\<ignore entire subtree>
Posted by: AngelD 13 years ago
Red Belt
The *, ? and ^ characters are used with regular expressions. "^C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2\*" would mean; anything starting with "C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2\" and none or more characters after that.
Posted by: ikke 13 years ago
Senior Purple Belt
Thanks a lot for this helpfull reply !!
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