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Try this:

#!/usr/local/bin/perl $re = qr@ \{ (?: (?> [^{}]+ ) # Non-{} without backtracking | (??{ $re }) # Group with matching {} )* \} @x; my $string = 'value:patternList = "{error 1 1 {^E 0-20-9:0-50-9:0-50-9 +.*$} {^E 0-20-9:0-50-9:0-50-9.*$}} {three 1 1 {^.*35=A.*$|^.*35=5.*$} + {^.*35=A.*$|^.*35=5.*$}} {fixv 1 1 ^.*VFIXFxProxy.*Disconnected ^.*V +FIXFxProxy.*Disconnected}"'; while($string =~ m/$re/g){ print "$&\n"; } exit; __END__ output: {error 1 1 {^E 0-20-9:0-50-9:0-50-9.*$} {^E 0-20-9:0-50-9:0-50-9.*$}} {three 1 1 {^.*35=A.*$|^.*35=5.*$} {^.*35=A.*$|^.*35=5.*$}} {fixv 1 1 ^.*VFIXFxProxy.*Disconnected ^.*VFIXFxProxy.*Disconnected}

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