This should match your URLs:
Note the backslash before the second dot. This makes the dot match a
dot character, instead of the dot being a metacharacter that matches
The asterisk means "zero or more times", so this regular expression
means "Match 'lists.' followed by zero or more characters followed by
If this doesn't work for you, let me know what language you're using.
Some languages have slight differences in the regular expressions that
they accept, although the regex above is pretty universal.
Regular Expressions tutorial, examples and reference
Clarification of Answer by
29 Jun 2006 08:26 PDT
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