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How regular expression modifiers work in Python?
Regular expression literals may include an optional modifier to control different aspects of matching. The modifiers are specified as an optional flag. You can provide multiple modifiers using exclusive OR (|), and may be represented by one of these −
The following is a list of different re modifiers and their functions.
Performs case-insensitive matching.
Interprets words according to the current locale. This interpretation affects the alphabetic group (\w and \W), as well as word boundary behavior(\b and \B).
Makes $ match the end of a line (not just the end of the string) and makes ^ match the start of any line (not just the start of the string).
Makes a period (dot) match any character, including a newline.
Interprets letters according to the Unicode character set. This flag affects the behavior of \w, \W, \b, \B.
Permits "cuter" regular expression syntax. It ignores whitespace (except inside a set  or when escaped by a backslash) and treats unescaped # as a comment marker.
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