1. RegExp类型的创建

var expression = /pattern/flags; 或者

var expression = new RegExp(“pattern”, “flags”);


/\[bc\]at/  => “\\[bc\\]at”

flags 可以是:

  • g :全局匹配
  • i :忽略大小写
  • m :多行模式

2. RegExp实例的属性

  • global: true or false, 表示标志位’g’是否被设置
  • ignoreCase: true or false
  • multiline: true or false
  • lastIndex: 下一次搜索开始的字符位置
  • source: pattern的字符串表示

3. RegExp实例的方法

  • exec(“target_string”)
    • ret.index: 匹配到的字符串的起始位置
    • ret.input: “target_string”
    • ret[0]: 匹配到的字符串
    • ret[1 – n]: 匹配组1-n匹配到的字符串
  • test(“target_string”)
    • true: 匹配到字符串
    • false: 没有匹配到字符串
  • exec和test只有在设置了’g’标志位的情况下才回去更新exp.lastIndex

4. RegExp 构造函数属性

  • input ($_): 最近一次匹配成功的源字符串
  • lastMatch($&): 最近一次的匹配项
  • lastParen($+): 最近一次匹配的捕获组
  • leftContext($`): input字符串中匹配项之前的字符串
  • rightContext($*): input字符串中匹配项之后的字符串
  • $1-9: 第1-9个匹配组



Metacharacter Description
^ Matches the starting position within the string. In line-based tools, it matches the starting position of any line.
. Matches any single character (many applications exclude newlines, and exactly which characters are considered newlines is flavor-, character-encoding-, and platform-specific, but it is safe to assume that the line feed character is included). Within POSIX bracket expressions, the dot character matches a literal dot. For example, a.c matches “abc”, etc., but [a.c] matches only “a”, “.”, or “c”.
[ ] A bracket expression. Matches a single character that is contained within the brackets. For example, [abc] matches “a”, “b”, or “c”. [a-z] specifies a range which matches any lowercase letter from “a” to “z”. These forms can be mixed: [abcx-z] matches “a”, “b”, “c”, “x”, “y”, or “z”, as does [a-cx-z].The - character is treated as a literal character if it is the last or the first (after the ^, if present) character within the brackets: [abc-], [-abc]. Note that backslash escapes are not allowed. The ] character can be included in a bracket expression if it is the first (after the ^) character: []abc].
[^ ] Matches a single character that is not contained within the brackets. For example, [^abc] matches any character other than “a”, “b”, or “c”. [^a-z] matches any single character that is not a lowercase letter from “a” to “z”. Likewise, literal characters and ranges can be mixed.
$ Matches the ending position of the string or the position just before a string-ending newline. In line-based tools, it matches the ending position of any line.
( ) Defines a marked subexpression. The string matched within the parentheses can be recalled later (see the next entry, \n). A marked subexpression is also called a block or capturing group. BRE mode requires \( \).
\n Matches what the nth marked subexpression matched, where n is a digit from 1 to 9. This construct is vaguely defined in the POSIX.2 standard. Some tools allow referencing more than nine capturing groups.
* Matches the preceding element zero or more times. For example, ab*c matches “ac”, “abc”, “abbbc”, etc. [xyz]* matches “”, “x”, “y”, “z”, “zx”, “zyx”, “xyzzy”, and so on. (ab)* matches “”, “ab”, “abab”, “ababab”, and so on.
{m,n} Matches the preceding element at least m and not more than n times. For example, a{3,5} matches only “aaa”, “aaaa”, and “aaaaa”. This is not found in a few older instances of regexes. BRE mode requires \{m,n\}.


Metacharacter Description
? Matches the preceding element zero or one time. For example, ab?c matches only “ac” or “abc”.
+ Matches the preceding element one or more times. For example, ab+c matches “abc”, “abbc”, “abbbc”, and so on, but not “ac”.
| The choice (also known as alternation or set union) operator matches either the expression before or the expression after the operator. For example, abc|def matches “abc” or “def”.


POSIX Non-standard Perl/Tcl Vim Java ASCII Description
[:ascii:][30] \p{ASCII} [\x00-\x7F] ASCII characters
[:alnum:] \p{Alnum} [A-Za-z0-9] Alphanumeric characters
[:word:][citation needed] \w \w \w [A-Za-z0-9_] Alphanumeric characters plus “_”
\W \W \W [^A-Za-z0-9_] Non-word characters
[:alpha:] \a \p{Alpha} [A-Za-z] Alphabetic characters
[:blank:] \s \p{Blank} [ [[\t]]] Space and tab
\b \< \> \b (?<=\W)(?=\w)|(?<=\w)(?=\W) Word boundaries
\B (?<=\W)(?=\W)|(?<=\w)(?=\w) Non-word boundaries
[:cntrl:] \p{Cntrl} [\x00-\x1F\x7F] Control characters
[:digit:] \d \d \p{Digit} or \d [0-9] Digits
\D \D \D [^0-9] Non-digits
[:graph:] \p{Graph} [\x21-\x7E] Visible characters
[:lower:] \l \p{Lower} [a-z] Lowercase letters
[:print:] \p \p{Print} [\x20-\x7E] Visible characters and the space character
[:punct:] \p{Punct} [][!"#$%&'()*+,./:;<=>?@\^_`{|}~-] Punctuation characters
[:space:] \s \_s \p{Space} or \s [ \t\r\n\v\f] Whitespace characters
\S \S \S [^ \t\r\n\v\f] Non-whitespace characters
[:upper:] \u \p{Upper} [A-Z] Uppercase letters
[:xdigit:] \x \p{XDigit} [A-Fa-f0-9] Hexadecimal digits


分类 代码/语法 说明
捕获 (exp) 匹配exp,并捕获文本到自动命名的组里
(?<name>exp) 匹配exp,并捕获文本到名称为name的组里,也可以写成(?’name’exp)
(?:exp) 匹配exp,不捕获匹配的文本,也不给此分组分配组号
零宽断言 (?=exp) 匹配exp前面的位置
(?<=exp) 匹配exp后面的位置
(?!exp) 匹配后面跟的不是exp的位置
(?<!exp) 匹配前面不是exp的位置
注释 (?#comment) 这种类型的分组不对正则表达式的处理产生任何影响,用于提供注释让人阅读


代码/语法 说明
\W 匹配任意不是字母,数字,下划线,汉字的字符
\S 匹配任意不是空白符的字符
\D 匹配任意非数字的字符
\B 匹配不是单词开头或结束的位置
[^x] 匹配除了x以外的任意字符
[^aeiou] 匹配除了aeiou这几个字母以外的任意字符