Nginx rewrite unless...

I am trying to do a rewrite on non www to the www version unless it is of types .css/.js etc
I thought the below would work but it is still redirecting - what am I missing

server {
	listen  80;
	server_name  mysite.com;
	if ( $uri !~ ^/*(.css|.ico|.jpg|.js|.png) ) {
		rewrite ^(.*) http://www.mysite.com$1 permanent;
	}
}

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arober11Commented:
You're missing a period, try
if ( $uri !~ ^/.*(.css|.ico|.jpg|.js|.png) ) {

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GaryAuthor Commented:
Ok I may be a tad tipsy, what does that do (it works but I'm not seeing how)
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arober11Commented:
You had:  ^/*(.css|.ico|.jpg|.js|.png)  indicating you were looking for URL's that only consisted of an extension e.g.

/.css
/.ico
/.jpg
/.js
/.png
.css
.ico
.jpg
.js
.png
//.css
//.ico

The change was to add a "." period, which combined with the existing "*", results in a regexp that will match any string before the extention e.g.

/fooo.css
/moo/boo/bar.ico
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GaryAuthor Commented:
Ahhh jaysus understood - this is why I hate regex

Many thanks
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