Dominic Raferd <> writes:

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> On 11 April 2018 at 01:24, Stephen Satchell <> wrote:
>  The | operator is supposed to bind to a single token before and after.
> ​Not true - at least for pcre. Just enclose the entire expression in brackets:
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> ​/^Subject:\s*(Hello there|Hey man)/ DISCARD
> (However Viktor's suggestion is more flexible/extendable.)

I'll never praise that tool enough, for Perl regex, it saved my bacon
more often than not: The Regex Coach (

It works fine under wine.

In fact, this morning I wrote a regex using the regex coach, so I could
see what it did as long as I was writing it.

Best s,


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