(setq revert-without-query '("\*"))

I have set this to avoid emacs' yes/no prompt when i revert a buffer and discard its changes. But, still the prompt keeps coming.

Other regex patterns, i tried with no success,

(setq revert-without-query '("*"))
(setq revert-without-query '("\\*"))

The doc, heresays, set the variable revert-without-query to a list of regular expressions.

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The regexp "*" is not a valid regexp, "*" means that whatever precedes it can occur zero or more times. A regexp that match anything can be written ".*", or more simply "".

So, you can try this:

(setq revert-without-query '(".*"))

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