How do i match "00:04" and "4+21:08" which is ("days+hrs:mins" and "hrs:mins") in a file. I would like to combine regex patterns so I can calculate running time.

This is what i got for regex but does not match "00:04" --> (\d\d)(\:)(\d\d)

if($string = ~ m/(\d)(\+)(\d\d)(\:)(\d\d)/)
  #code goes here

if ($string=~ m{(\d\+)?(\d\d)(\:)(\d\d)}){
print "\nMatched : $&";
else {
print "\nNot Matched";

the "?". thats the key. thanks

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