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Perl » Regular Expression » Greedy 
The Greedy Metacharacters
    

Metacharacter   What It Matches
x?              Matches or occurrences of x
(xyz)?          Matches or occurrences of pattern xyz
x*              Matches or more occurrences of x
(xyz)*          Matches or more occurrences of pattern xyz
x+              Matches or more occurrences of x
(xyz)+          Matches or more occurrences of pattern xyz
x{m,n}          Matches at least m occurrences of x and no more than n occurrences of x

   
    
    
    
  
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