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^(?P<major>0|[1-9]\d*)\.(?P<minor>0|[1-9]\d*)\.(?P<patch>0|[1-9]\d*)(?:-(?P<prerelease>(?:0|[1-9]\d*|\d*[a-zA-Z-][0-9a-zA-Z-]*)(?:\.(?:0|[1-9]\d*|\d*[a-zA-Z-][0-9a-zA-Z-]*))*))?(?:\+(?P<buildmetadata>[0-9a-zA-Z-]+(?:\.[0-9a-zA-Z-]+)*))?$
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gm
^ asserts position at start of a line
Named Capture Group major
(?P<major>0|[1-9]\d*)
1st Alternative
0
0 matches the character 0 with index 4810 (3016 or 608) literally (case sensitive)
2nd Alternative
[1-9]\d*
Match a single character present in the list below
[1-9]
1-9 matches a single character in the range between 1 (index 49) and 9 (index 57) (case sensitive)
\d
matches a digit (equivalent to [0-9])
* 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)
Named Capture Group minor
(?P<minor>0|[1-9]\d*)
1st Alternative
0
0 matches the character 0 with index 4810 (3016 or 608) literally (case sensitive)
2nd Alternative
[1-9]\d*
Match a single character present in the list below
[1-9]
1-9 matches a single character in the range between 1 (index 49) and 9 (index 57) (case sensitive)
\d
matches a digit (equivalent to [0-9])
* 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)
Named Capture Group patch
(?P<patch>0|[1-9]\d*)
1st Alternative
0
0 matches the character 0 with index 4810 (3016 or 608) literally (case sensitive)
2nd Alternative
[1-9]\d*
Match a single character present in the list below
[1-9]
1-9 matches a single character in the range between 1 (index 49) and 9 (index 57) (case sensitive)
\d
matches a digit (equivalent to [0-9])
* matches the previous token between zero and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
Non-capturing group
(?:-(?P<prerelease>(?:0|[1-9]\d*|\d*[a-zA-Z-][0-9a-zA-Z-]*)(?:\.(?:0|[1-9]\d*|\d*[a-zA-Z-][0-9a-zA-Z-]*))*))?
? matches the previous token between zero and one times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
- matches the character - with index 4510 (2D16 or 558) literally (case sensitive)
Named Capture Group prerelease
(?P<prerelease>(?:0|[1-9]\d*|\d*[a-zA-Z-][0-9a-zA-Z-]*)(?:\.(?:0|[1-9]\d*|\d*[a-zA-Z-][0-9a-zA-Z-]*))*)
Non-capturing group
(?:0|[1-9]\d*|\d*[a-zA-Z-][0-9a-zA-Z-]*)
1st Alternative
0
0 matches the character 0 with index 4810 (3016 or 608) literally (case sensitive)
2nd Alternative
[1-9]\d*
Match a single character present in the list below
[1-9]
1-9 matches a single character in the range between 1 (index 49) and 9 (index 57) (case sensitive)
\d
matches a digit (equivalent to [0-9])
* matches the previous token between zero and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
3rd Alternative
\d*[a-zA-Z-][0-9a-zA-Z-]*
\d
matches a digit (equivalent to [0-9])
* matches the previous token between zero and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
Match a single character present in the list below
[a-zA-Z-]
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)
- matches the character - with index 4510 (2D16 or 558) literally (case sensitive)
Match a single character present in the list below
[0-9a-zA-Z-]
* matches the previous token between zero and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
0-9 matches a single character in the range between 0 (index 48) and 9 (index 57) (case sensitive)
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)
- matches the character - with index 4510 (2D16 or 558) literally (case sensitive)
Non-capturing group
(?:\.(?:0|[1-9]\d*|\d*[a-zA-Z-][0-9a-zA-Z-]*))*
* 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)
Non-capturing group
(?:0|[1-9]\d*|\d*[a-zA-Z-][0-9a-zA-Z-]*)
1st Alternative
0
0 matches the character 0 with index 4810 (3016 or 608) literally (case sensitive)
2nd Alternative
[1-9]\d*
Match a single character present in the list below
[1-9]
1-9 matches a single character in the range between 1 (index 49) and 9 (index 57) (case sensitive)
\d
matches a digit (equivalent to [0-9])
* matches the previous token between zero and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
3rd Alternative
\d*[a-zA-Z-][0-9a-zA-Z-]*
\d
matches a digit (equivalent to [0-9])
* matches the previous token between zero and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
Match a single character present in the list below
[a-zA-Z-]
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)
- matches the character - with index 4510 (2D16 or 558) literally (case sensitive)
Match a single character present in the list below
[0-9a-zA-Z-]
* matches the previous token between zero and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
0-9 matches a single character in the range between 0 (index 48) and 9 (index 57) (case sensitive)
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)
- matches the character - with index 4510 (2D16 or 558) literally (case sensitive)
Non-capturing group
(?:\+(?P<buildmetadata>[0-9a-zA-Z-]+(?:\.[0-9a-zA-Z-]+)*))?
? matches the previous token between zero and one times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
\+ matches the character + with index 4310 (2B16 or 538) literally (case sensitive)
Named Capture Group buildmetadata
(?P<buildmetadata>[0-9a-zA-Z-]+(?:\.[0-9a-zA-Z-]+)*)
Match a single character present in the list below
[0-9a-zA-Z-]
+ matches the previous token between one and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
0-9 matches a single character in the range between 0 (index 48) and 9 (index 57) (case sensitive)
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)
- matches the character - with index 4510 (2D16 or 558) literally (case sensitive)
Non-capturing group
(?:\.[0-9a-zA-Z-]+)*
* 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
[0-9a-zA-Z-]
+ matches the previous token between one and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
0-9 matches a single character in the range between 0 (index 48) and 9 (index 57) (case sensitive)
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)
- matches the character - with index 4510 (2D16 or 558) literally (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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