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Entries tagged javascript, regularexpressions in 2006

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Escaping regular expression characters in JavaScript

JavaScript’s support for regular expressions is generally pretty good, but there is one notable omission: an escaping mechanism for literal strings. Say for example you need to create a regular expression that removes a specific string from the end of a string. If you know the string you want to remove when you write the script this is easy:

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