Regular Expressions 101

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  • All Tokens
  • Common Tokens
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  • Anchors
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  • Quantifiers
  • Group Constructs
  • Character Classes
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  • Substitution
  • A single character of: a, b or c
    [abc]
  • A character except: a, b or c
    [^abc]
  • A character in the range: a-z
    [a-z]
  • A character not in the range: a-z
    [^a-z]
  • A character in the range: a-z or A-Z
    [a-zA-Z]
  • Any single character
    .
  • Alternate - match either a or b
    a|b
  • Any whitespace character
    \s
  • Any non-whitespace character
    \S
  • Any digit
    \d
  • Any non-digit
    \D
  • Any word character
    \w
  • Any non-word character
    \W
  • Match everything enclosed
    (?:...)
  • Capture everything enclosed
    (...)
  • Zero or one of a
    a?
  • Zero or more of a
    a*
  • One or more of a
    a+
  • Exactly 3 of a
    a{3}
  • 3 or more of a
    a{3,}
  • Between 3 and 6 of a
    a{3,6}
  • Start of string
    ^
  • End of string
    $
  • A word boundary
    \b
  • Non-word boundary
    \B

Regular Expression

/
/
gm

Test String

Code Generator

Generated Code

const regex = /^(?i)(https?:\/\/)?(www\.)?facebook\.com\/group(s)?(\/?\/\d+)?(\/.*)?$/gm; // Alternative syntax using RegExp constructor // const regex = new RegExp('^(?i)(https?:\\\/\\\/)?(www\\.)?facebook\\.com\\\/group(s)?(\\\/?\\\/\\d+)?(\\\/.*)?$', 'gm') const str = `Https://wWw.facebook.Com/GROUpS/2233223616820715 httpS://Www.FACEBOOk.cOm/grouP/2233223616820715/?hoisteD_section_header_type=recentLY_seen&multi_permalinks=2744661819010223 https://www.facebook.com/groups/ukrainianenglishclubrachk21312Y https://www.facebook.com/groups/ukrainianenglishclubrachky/events/fd Http://wWw.facebook.Com/GROUpS/hhGGGh/22332 http://Www.FACEBOOk.cOm/grouP/2233223616820715/?hoisteD_section_header_type=recentLY_seen&multi_permalinks=2744661819010223 httP://www.facebook.com/groups/ukrainianenglishclubrachk21312Y http://www.facebook.com/groups/ukrainianenglishclubrachky/events/fd wWw.facebook.Com/GROUpS/2233223616820715 Www.FACEBOOk.cOm/grouP/2233223616820715/?hoisteD_section_header_type=recentLY_seen&multi_permalinks=2744661819010223 www.facebook.com/groups/ukrainianenglishclubrachk21312Y www.facebook.com/groups/ukrainianenglishclubrachky/events/fd facebook.Com/GROUpS/2233223616820715 FACEBOOk.cOm/grouP/2233223616820715/?hoisteD_section_header_type=recentLY_seen&multi_permalinks=2744661819010223 facebook.com/group/ukrainianenglishclubrachk21312Y facebook.com/groups/ukrainianenglishclubrachky/events/fd https://www.facebook.com/GROUPS/2233223616820715/?hoisted_section_header_type=recently_seen&multi_permalinks=2744661819010223 `; let m; while ((m = regex.exec(str)) !== null) { // This is necessary to avoid infinite loops with zero-width matches if (m.index === regex.lastIndex) { regex.lastIndex++; } // The result can be accessed through the `m`-variable. m.forEach((match, groupIndex) => { console.log(`Found match, group ${groupIndex}: ${match}`); }); }

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 JavaScript, please visit: https://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Web/JavaScript/Guide/Regular_Expressions