Regular Expressions 101

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:(.*?):
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g
: matches the character : with index 5810 (3A16 or 728) literally (case sensitive)
1st Capturing Group
(.*?)
.
matches any character (except for line terminators)
*? matches the previous token between zero and unlimited times, as few times as possible, expanding as needed (lazy)
: matches the character : with index 5810 (3A16 or 728) literally (case sensitive)
Global pattern flags
g modifier: global. All matches (don't return after first match)
Your regular expression does not match the subject string.Try launching the debugger to find out why.

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/
g

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