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^([a-zA-Z0-9!#$%&'*+\/=?^_`{|}~-]+(?:\.[a-zA-Z0-9!#$%&'*+\/=?^_`{|}~-]+)*@(?:[a-zA-Z0-9](?:[a-zA-Z0-9-]*[a-zA-Z0-9])?\.)+[a-zA-Z0-9](?:[a-zA-Z0-9-]*[a-zA-Z0-9])?)$
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gm
^ asserts position at start of a line
1st Capturing Group
([a-zA-Z0-9!#$%&'*+\/=?^_`{|}~-]+(?:\.[a-zA-Z0-9!#$%&'*+\/=?^_`{|}~-]+)*@(?:[a-zA-Z0-9](?:[a-zA-Z0-9-]*[a-zA-Z0-9])?\.)+[a-zA-Z0-9](?:[a-zA-Z0-9-]*[a-zA-Z0-9])?)
Match a single character present in the list below
[a-zA-Z0-9!#$%&'*+\/=?^_`{|}~-]
+ matches the previous token between one and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
a-z matches a single character in the range between a (index 97) and z (index 122) (case sensitive)
A-Z matches a single character in the range between A (index 65) and Z (index 90) (case sensitive)
0-9 matches a single character in the range between 0 (index 48) and 9 (index 57) (case sensitive)
!#$%&'*+
matches a single character in the list !#$%&'*+ (case sensitive)
\/ matches the character / with index 4710 (2F16 or 578) literally (case sensitive)
=?^_`{|}~-
matches a single character in the list =?^_`{|}~- (case sensitive)
Non-capturing group
(?:\.[a-zA-Z0-9!#$%&'*+\/=?^_`{|}~-]+)*
* matches the previous token between zero and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
\. matches the character . with index 4610 (2E16 or 568) literally (case sensitive)
Match a single character present in the list below
[a-zA-Z0-9!#$%&'*+\/=?^_`{|}~-]
+ matches the previous token between one and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
a-z matches a single character in the range between a (index 97) and z (index 122) (case sensitive)
A-Z matches a single character in the range between A (index 65) and Z (index 90) (case sensitive)
0-9 matches a single character in the range between 0 (index 48) and 9 (index 57) (case sensitive)
!#$%&'*+
matches a single character in the list !#$%&'*+ (case sensitive)
\/ matches the character / with index 4710 (2F16 or 578) literally (case sensitive)
=?^_`{|}~-
matches a single character in the list =?^_`{|}~- (case sensitive)
@ matches the character @ with index 6410 (4016 or 1008) literally (case sensitive)
Non-capturing group
(?:[a-zA-Z0-9](?:[a-zA-Z0-9-]*[a-zA-Z0-9])?\.)+
+ matches the previous token between one and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
Match a single character present in the list below
[a-zA-Z0-9]
a-z matches a single character in the range between a (index 97) and z (index 122) (case sensitive)
A-Z matches a single character in the range between A (index 65) and Z (index 90) (case sensitive)
0-9 matches a single character in the range between 0 (index 48) and 9 (index 57) (case sensitive)
Non-capturing group
(?:[a-zA-Z0-9-]*[a-zA-Z0-9])?
? matches the previous token between zero and one times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
Match a single character present in the list below
[a-zA-Z0-9-]
* matches the previous token between zero and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
a-z matches a single character in the range between a (index 97) and z (index 122) (case sensitive)
A-Z matches a single character in the range between A (index 65) and Z (index 90) (case sensitive)
0-9 matches a single character in the range between 0 (index 48) and 9 (index 57) (case sensitive)
- matches the character - with index 4510 (2D16 or 558) literally (case sensitive)
Match a single character present in the list below
[a-zA-Z0-9]
a-z matches a single character in the range between a (index 97) and z (index 122) (case sensitive)
A-Z matches a single character in the range between A (index 65) and Z (index 90) (case sensitive)
0-9 matches a single character in the range between 0 (index 48) and 9 (index 57) (case sensitive)
\. matches the character . with index 4610 (2E16 or 568) literally (case sensitive)
Match a single character present in the list below
[a-zA-Z0-9]
a-z matches a single character in the range between a (index 97) and z (index 122) (case sensitive)
A-Z matches a single character in the range between A (index 65) and Z (index 90) (case sensitive)
0-9 matches a single character in the range between 0 (index 48) and 9 (index 57) (case sensitive)
Non-capturing group
(?:[a-zA-Z0-9-]*[a-zA-Z0-9])?
? matches the previous token between zero and one times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
Match a single character present in the list below
[a-zA-Z0-9-]
* matches the previous token between zero and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
a-z matches a single character in the range between a (index 97) and z (index 122) (case sensitive)
A-Z matches a single character in the range between A (index 65) and Z (index 90) (case sensitive)
0-9 matches a single character in the range between 0 (index 48) and 9 (index 57) (case sensitive)
- matches the character - with index 4510 (2D16 or 558) literally (case sensitive)
Match a single character present in the list below
[a-zA-Z0-9]
a-z matches a single character in the range between a (index 97) and z (index 122) (case sensitive)
A-Z matches a single character in the range between A (index 65) and Z (index 90) (case sensitive)
0-9 matches a single character in the range between 0 (index 48) and 9 (index 57) (case sensitive)
$ asserts position at the end of a line
Global pattern flags
g modifier: global. All matches (don't return after first match)
m modifier: multi line. Causes ^ and $ to match the begin/end of each line (not only begin/end of string)
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