Regular Expressions 101

Save & Share

  • Save Regex
    ctrl+s
  • Update Regex
    ctrl+⇧+s

Flavor

  • PCRE2 (PHP >=7.3)
  • PCRE (PHP <7.3)
  • ECMAScript (JavaScript)
  • Python
  • Golang
  • Java 8

Function

  • Match
  • Substitution
  • List
  • Unit Tests
/
(\bbod\S*)|(embodi\S*)
/
gi
1st Alternative
(\bbod\S*)
1st Capturing Group
(\bbod\S*)
\b assert position at a word boundary: (^\w|\w$|\W\w|\w\W)
bod
matches the characters bod literally (case insensitive)
\S
matches any non-whitespace character (equivalent to [^\r\n\t\f\v ])
* matches the previous token between zero and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
2nd Alternative
(embodi\S*)
2nd Capturing Group
(embodi\S*)
embodi
matches the characters embodi literally (case insensitive)
\S
matches any non-whitespace character (equivalent to [^\r\n\t\f\v ])
* matches the previous token between zero and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
Global pattern flags
g modifier: global. All matches (don't return after first match)
i modifier: insensitive. Case insensitive match (ignores case of [a-zA-Z])
Your regular expression does not match the subject string.Try launching the debugger to find out why.

Regular Expression
No Match

/
/
gi

Test String

Code Generator

Generated Code

Loading code sample...
Please keep in mind that these code samples are automatically generated and are not guaranteed to work. If you find any syntax errors, feel free to submit a bug report.
For a full regex reference for Perl, please visit: http://perldoc.perl.org/perlre.html