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\[([^\]]+)\]\(([^"“”]+)(?: [\"|\“]([^\"“”]+)[\"|\”])?\)
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g
\[ matches the character [ with index 9110 (5B16 or 1338) literally (case sensitive)
1st Capturing Group
([^\]]+)
Match a single character not present in the list below
[^\]]
+ matches the previous token between one and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
\] matches the character ] with index 9310 (5D16 or 1358) literally (case sensitive)
\] matches the character ] with index 9310 (5D16 or 1358) literally (case sensitive)
\( matches the character ( with index 4010 (2816 or 508) literally (case sensitive)
2nd Capturing Group
([^"“”]+)
Match a single character not present in the list below
[^"“”]
+ matches the previous token between one and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
"“”
matches a single character in the list "“” (case sensitive)
Non-capturing group
(?: [\"|\“]([^\"“”]+)[\"|\”])?
? matches the previous token between zero and one times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
matches the character with index 3210 (2016 or 408) literally (case sensitive)
Match a single character present in the list below
[\"|\“]
\" matches the character " with index 3410 (2216 or 428) literally (case sensitive)
| matches the character | with index 12410 (7C16 or 1748) literally (case sensitive)
\“ matches the character with index 822010 (201C16 or 200348) literally (case sensitive)
3rd Capturing Group
([^\"“”]+)
Match a single character not present in the list below
[^\"“”]
+ matches the previous token between one and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
\" matches the character " with index 3410 (2216 or 428) literally (case sensitive)
“”
matches a single character in the list “” (case sensitive)
Match a single character present in the list below
[\"|\”]
\" matches the character " with index 3410 (2216 or 428) literally (case sensitive)
| matches the character | with index 12410 (7C16 or 1748) literally (case sensitive)
\” matches the character with index 822110 (201D16 or 200358) literally (case sensitive)
\) matches the character ) with index 4110 (2916 or 518) literally (case sensitive)
Global pattern flags
g modifier: global. All matches (don't return after first match)
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/
g

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