unusual regex expression

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seandisanti
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Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:44 am

i usually have a hard time with regex, but this one looks straightforward. (.*) says to capture all sequential iteration of a pattern, in this case no pattern is specified so it will return everything. (:) means to capture just that character, and then back to another (.*). i believe that the pattern you've listed would return the same result as a single (.*)

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