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<ul.*?">(.*?)<\/ul>
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s
<ul
matches the characters <ul 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 characters "> literally (case sensitive)
1st Capturing Group
(.*?)
.
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)
ul>
matches the characters ul> literally (case sensitive)
Global pattern flags
s modifier: single line. Dot matches newline characters
Your regular expression does not match the subject string.Try launching the debugger to find out why.

Regular Expression
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/
s

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