What does * mean in Unix Commands?

This page is about the meanings of the acronym/abbreviation/shorthand * in the Computing field in general and in the Unix Commands terminology in particular.

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What does * mean?

A known symbol or computer character used to indicate multiply or times in a computer program, programming, code, piece of software, spreadsheet, mathematics or arithmetic.

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