phranque - 11:56 am on Jun 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
.* means match any character zero or more times.
technical or not, how much more ambiguous can you possibly get?
end of that discussion.
this is how ibm's rational functional testing team (as "technical" as it gets) describes .*:
The .* pattern is thus the most promiscuous pattern, matching nearly anything including nothing.