How do I find directories with a question mark in the name? Escaping not working?

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Problem :

I am try to find directories like


using the command

find . -name *?.git

but get all directories ending in .git

What I’m doing is downloading a file from amazon s3 and in creating directory based on the lines in the file. I generate a file in excel then copy the values into notepad and finally upload the file to amazon s3.

I add the .git extensions before creating the directory. This might mean that I have a line ending problem in the downloaded file.

Solution :

Use this to find all directories with a question mark in name:

find . -type d -name '*?*'

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