How can I match a string like ... ?

I have a string - n consecutive dots ......................

I'm trying to use /^[.]+&/ to identify it.   However it looks like Perl doesn't like the word boundary ^ and & - /^[.]+&/ doesn't match the string.  If I remove the ^ and &, it matches.

However if I remove the ^ and &, it enables the match for a......t and I don't want to match this case.  I only want to match n consecutive dots.

How should I do this?  Thanks.
thomaszhwangAsked:
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farzanjCommented:
It is not &.  It is $
Try
/^[.]+$/

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thomaszhwangAuthor Commented:
Good catch! :)
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