Regexp - (Flag|Modifier)

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1 - About

Flag or modifier changes the behavior of the parsing.

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3 - Example

A dot may matches new line or not. You specify it by specifying a flag.

Java Example with the DOTALL flag:

  • A pattern that capture the content between two XML nodes even if there is new line in there.
Pattern pattern = Pattern.compile("<top>(.*?)</top>",Pattern.DOTALL);