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^.{19}\K(?:needle)
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m
^ asserts position at start of a line
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matches any character (except for line terminators)
{19} matches the previous token exactly 19 times
\K resets the starting point of the reported match. Any previously consumed characters are no longer included in the final match
Non-capturing group
(?:needle)
needle
matches the characters needle literally (case sensitive)
Global pattern flags
m modifier: multi line. Causes ^ and $ to match the begin/end of each line (not only begin/end of string)
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For a full regex reference for PHP, please visit: http://php.net/manual/en/ref.pcre.php