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JavaScript RegExp . Metacharacter


Example

A global search for "h.t":

let text = "That's hot!";
let pattern = /h.t/g;
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Definition and Usage

The . metacharacter is matches any character, except newline or other line terminators.

Browser Support

/./ is an ECMAScript1 (ES1) feature.

ES1 (JavaScript 1997) is fully supported in all browsers:

Chrome IE Edge Firefox Safari Opera
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

new RegExp("regexp.")

or simply:

/regexp./

Syntax with modifiers

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

or simply:

/regexp./g

Regular Expression Search Methods

In JavaScript, a regular expression text search, can be done with different methods.

With a pattern as a regular expression, these are the most common methods:

ExampleDescription
text.match(pattern)The String method match()
text.search(pattern)The String method search()
pattern.exec(text)The RexExp method exec()
pattern.test(text)The RegExp method test()