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JavaScript RegExp . Metacharacter

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Example

Do a global search for "h.t" in a string:

var str = "That's hot!";
var patt1 = /h.t/g;

The marked text below shows where the expression gets a match:

That's hot!
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Definition and Usage

The . metacharacter is used to find a single character, except newline or other line terminators.


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Syntax

new RegExp("regexp.")

or simply:

/regexp./

Syntax with modifiers

new RegExp("regexp.","g")

or simply:

/regexp./g

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