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Hence, the eight consecutive characters may appear anywhere on a line. Right?

Yes, but since the lines that match the character class in question contain only those characters; and a regex will always match as early as possible; that'll be at the beginning of the line in these cases.


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In reply to Re^3: Why doesn't quantifier work with character classes? by BrowserUk
in thread Why doesn't quantifier work with character classes? by rnaeye

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