Snakecase string

OSCC · JavaScript, String, Regexp · Jun 28, 2021

Converts a string to snake case.

  • Use String.prototype.match() to break the string into words using an appropriate regexp.
  • Use Array.prototype.map(), Array.prototype.slice(), Array.prototype.join() and String.prototype.toLowerCase() to combine them, adding _ as a separator.
const toSnakeCase = str =>
  str &&
  str
    .match(/[A-Z]{2,}(?=[A-Z][a-z]+[0-9]*|\b)|[A-Z]?[a-z]+[0-9]*|[A-Z]|[0-9]+/g)
    .map(x => x.toLowerCase())
    .join('_');
toSnakeCase('camelCase'); // 'camel_case'
toSnakeCase('some text'); // 'some_text'
toSnakeCase('some-mixed_string With spaces_underscores-and-hyphens');
// 'some_mixed_string_with_spaces_underscores_and_hyphens'
toSnakeCase('AllThe-small Things'); // 'all_the_small_things'
toSnakeCase('IAmEditingSomeXMLAndHTML');
// 'i_am_editing_some_xml_and_html'

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