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Watch out for greedy matching

Regex matches as early as possible

Regex matches as long as possible

Usually this is what you want, but when not, use the perl question mark, negated character sets ([^wl]) and enumerated groups to get what you want.

As you see, there's almost no limit to what you can do with regex

The Vim list at Vim.org has regex's that make my examples look like kid stuff!

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