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Jane Tracy 👩🏽‍💻

Great post. The information is very useful. 💯
Quick newbie questions: please tell me the examples of line terminators?

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Chris Noring Author

hi Jane, can you please tell me more in detail what you are after?

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Jane Tracy 👩🏽‍💻

In regex there is /./ that matches all characters apart from line terminators.
Examples of line terminators are...?

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Chris Noring Author • Edited

line terminators are \n and \r.. If you have code like this that matches a string 'aa \n bb'.match(/.*/), It only matches aa, as match function only runs on the first line (\n separates line one and two). However if you use the flag g it matches all rows. So this code 'aa \n bb'.match(/.*/g) would match aa and bb

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Jane Tracy 👩🏽‍💻

Thank you. Very helpful

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