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^(?=.*[a-z])(?=.*[A-Z])(?=.*[0-9])(?=.*[!@#\$%\^&\*])(?=.{8,})
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gm
^ asserts position at start of a line
Positive Lookahead
(?=.*[a-z])
Assert that the Regex below matches
.
matches any character (except for line terminators)
* matches the previous token between zero and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
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)
Positive Lookahead
(?=.*[A-Z])
Assert that the Regex below matches
.
matches any character (except for line terminators)
* matches the previous token between zero and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
Match a single character present in the list below
[A-Z]
A-Z matches a single character in the range between A (index 65) and Z (index 90) (case sensitive)
Positive Lookahead
(?=.*[0-9])
Assert that the Regex below matches
.
matches any character (except for line terminators)
* matches the previous token between zero and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
Match a single character present in the list below
[0-9]
0-9 matches a single character in the range between 0 (index 48) and 9 (index 57) (case sensitive)
Positive Lookahead
(?=.*[!@#\$%\^&\*])
Assert that the Regex below matches
.
matches any character (except for line terminators)
* matches the previous token between zero and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
Match a single character present in the list below
[!@#\$%\^&\*]
!@#
matches a single character in the list !@# (case sensitive)
\$ matches the character $ with index 3610 (2416 or 448) literally (case sensitive)
% matches the character % with index 3710 (2516 or 458) literally (case sensitive)
\^ matches the character ^ with index 9410 (5E16 or 1368) literally (case sensitive)
& matches the character & with index 3810 (2616 or 468) literally (case sensitive)
\* matches the character * with index 4210 (2A16 or 528) literally (case sensitive)
Positive Lookahead
(?=.{8,})
Assert that the Regex below matches
.
matches any character (except for line terminators)
{8,} matches the previous token between 8 and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
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)
Your regular expression does not match the subject string.Try launching the debugger to find out why.

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gm

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