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"
a{2,3}
"
gm
a{2,3}
matches the character a literally (case sensitive)
{2,3} Quantifier — Matches between 2 and 3 times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
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)
Your regular expression does not match the subject string.

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r"
"
gm

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