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For example, instructions that would make sense of this regex search term:

<*ing

The angled brackets do not seem to be mentioned in the help section on regular expressions. Thanks!

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FileLocator Pro uses the Boost regular expression engine. The details for the syntax can be found here:
http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_63_0/libs/regex/doc/html/boost_regex/syntax/perl_syntax.html

Here's a quote from that page:

The following escape sequences match the boundaries of words:

< Matches the start of a word.
> Matches the end of a word.
\b Matches a word boundary (the start or end of a word).
\B Matches only when not at a word boundary.
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Instructions for Classic regular expression syntax
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