Compact whitespaces

JavaScript, String, Regexp · Oct 18, 2020

Compacts whitespaces in a string.

  • Use String.prototype.replace() with a regular expression to replace all occurrences of 2 or more whitespace characters with a single space.
const compactWhitespace = str => str.replace(/\s{2,}/g, ' ');
compactWhitespace('Lorem    Ipsum'); // 'Lorem Ipsum'
compactWhitespace('Lorem \n Ipsum'); // 'Lorem Ipsum'

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