JavaScript RegExp \n Metacharacter

RegExp Object Reference JavaScript RegExp Object

Example

Search for a newline character in a string:

var str = "Visit W3Schools.\nLearn Javascript.";
var patt1 = /\n/;

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

Visit W3Schools.\nLearn Javascript.

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Definition and Usage

The \n character is used to find a newline character.

\n returns the position where the newline character was found. If no match is found, it returns -1.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The \n metacharacter is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

new RegExp("\\n")

or simply:

/\n/

RegExp Object Reference JavaScript RegExp Object

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