Escape RegExp

OSCC · JavaScript, String, Regexp · Sep 15, 2020

Escapes a string to use in a regular expression.

  • Use String.prototype.replace() to escape special characters.
const escapeRegExp = str => str.replace(/[.*+?^${}()|[\]\\]/g, '\\$&');
escapeRegExp('(test)'); // \\(test\\)

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