Let's advance a bit in our regexes (that's an abbreviation for regular expressions!)!
To match any character, use a dot, e.g.:
will find 4-letter countries that start with "Ira".
And that one will find all 6-letter countries.
You can build even more complicated regular expressions with asterisk or plus sign.
An asterisk (
*) will match the preceding pattern 0 or more times. For example:
will match all countries starting with "C" and ending with "a", and have 0 or more letters in between.
A plus (
+) will match the preceding pattern 1 or more times. For example:
will find country names with at least one digit.
So? What will match
.*? Either no characters or any number of characters!