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((.|[\r\n])+?)[a-z]\)
/
g
1st Capturing Group
((.|[\r\n])+?)
2nd Capturing Group
(.|[\r\n])+?
+? matches the previous token between one and unlimited times, as few times as possible, expanding as needed (lazy)
A repeated capturing group will only capture the last iteration. Put a capturing group around the repeated group to capture all iterations or use a non-capturing group instead if you're not interested in the data
1st Alternative
.
. matches any character (except for line terminators)
2nd Alternative
[\r\n]
Match a single character present in the list below
[\r\n]
\r matches a carriage return (ASCII 13)
\n matches a line-feed (newline) character (ASCII 10)
Match a single character present in the list below
[a-z]
a-z matches a single character in the range between a (index 97) and z (index 122) (case sensitive)
\) matches the character ) 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.

Regular Expression
No Match

/
/
g

Test String