JavaScript RegExp \W Metacharacter

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JavaScript RegExp \W Metacharacter

The RegExp \W metacharacter finds a non-word character.

Note: The following are the list of word character.

  • a to z - All lowercase alphabets
  • A to Z - All uppercase alphabets
  • 0 to 9 - All digits
  • _ - underscore


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <button onclick="myFunction()">Click me</button> <p id="point"></p> <script> function myFunction(){ var str = "abc123ABC*#@"; var pattern = /\W/g; var result = str.match(pattern); document.getElementById("point").innerHTML = result; } </script> </body> </html>


new RegExp("\\W"); //or /\W/

Syntax with modifiers

new RegExp("\\W", "g"); //or /\W/g


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