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<body.*?>.*?<\/body.*?>
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gms
<body
matches the characters <body literally (case sensitive)
.
matches any character
*? matches the previous token between zero and unlimited times, as few times as possible, expanding as needed (lazy)
> matches the character > with index 6210 (3E16 or 768) literally (case sensitive)
.
matches any character
*? matches the previous token between zero and unlimited times, as few times as possible, expanding as needed (lazy)
< matches the character < with index 6010 (3C16 or 748) literally (case sensitive)
\/ matches the character / with index 4710 (2F16 or 578) literally (case sensitive)
body
matches the characters body literally (case sensitive)
.
matches any character
*? matches the previous token between zero and unlimited times, as few times as possible, expanding as needed (lazy)
> matches the character > with index 6210 (3E16 or 768) literally (case sensitive)
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)
s modifier: single line. Dot matches newline characters
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/
/
gms

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