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JavaScript RegExp \t Metacharacter

RegExp Object Reference JavaScript RegExp Object

Example

Search for a tab character in a string:

var str = "Visit W3Schools.\tLearn Javascript.";
var patt1 = /\t/;

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

Visit W3Schools.\tLearn Javascript.
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Definition and Usage

The \t metacharacter is used to find a tab character.

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


Browser Support

Expression
\t Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

new RegExp("\\t")

or simply:

/\t/

RegExp Object Reference JavaScript RegExp Object