While there aren't any wildcards available, it's usually possible to generate a query that's far-reaching enough to capture multiple data points - heck, usually the problem is TOO MANY returns, not too few. =) If nothing else, if you were looking for images from two particular policy types for example, you could always redirect the bpimagelist outputs to the same file and then just process that a single time. Or throw the policy types you care about in as loop variables and run the same command multiple times automatically, etc.
i.e. bpimagelist -pt Oracle -hoursago 12 > /tmp/output
bpimagelist -pt Informix -hoursago 12 >> /tmp/output
If you can provide some details on what you're looking for we can see if we can help.
Many thanks for coming back with some additional alternatives. To give an idea of the NetBackup policy naming conventions that have been set up please see examples below. There have also been policies created where three letter codes have been used for a specific customer for example PL-DPD-Vstorage-xxxx. When using the admin console its easy to filter out specific policies that ran overnight with things like PL-DPD* in the job policy field so was wondering if wild cards like " * " could somehow be used in the command line when getting information via things like bpimagelist.
Yeah, no wildcards like that - but there's nothing saying you can't daisy-chain your commands to use something else that DOES support them. =)
bpimagelist -hoursago 24 -U | egrep "Backed Up|-\-\-\-\-|PL-DPD"
(The extra stuff in the egrep is to preserve the output header lines.)