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Why am I not getting any output in the above case?
 
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The quantifier *+ is a possessive quantifier. From the API:

Possessive quantifiers, which greedily match as much as they can and do not back off, even when doing so would allow the overall match to succeed.


So the .*+ matches as much as it can (which is the whole of the string) and there is none of the string left to match the "hello" part of the pattern.
 
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Thanks Dave
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