Regular Expressions 101

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voc\w
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voc
matches the characters voc literally (case sensitive)
\w match any word character in any script (equivalent to [\p{L}\p{N}_])
Global pattern flags
g modifier: global. All matches (don't return after first match)
u modifier: unicode. Pattern strings are treated as UTF-16. Also causes escape sequences to match unicode characters
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For a full regex reference for PHP, please visit: http://php.net/manual/en/ref.pcre.php