Regex

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class Regex
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1.0
class Regex : Serializable
For JVM

Represents a compiled regular expression. Provides functions to match strings in text with a pattern, replace the found occurrences and split text around matches.

For pattern syntax reference see Pattern.

For JS

Represents a compiled regular expression. Provides functions to match strings in text with a pattern, replace the found occurrences and split text around matches.

For pattern syntax reference see MDN RegExp and http://www.w3schools.com/jsref/jsref_obj_regexp.asp.

For Native

Represents a compiled regular expression. Provides functions to match strings in text with a pattern, replace the found occurrences and split text around matches.

Constructors

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<init>

Creates a regular expression from the specified pattern string and the default options.

<init>(pattern: String)

Creates a regular expression from the specified pattern string and the specified single option.

<init>(pattern: String, option: RegexOption)

Creates a regular expression from the specified pattern string and the specified set of options.

<init>(pattern: String, options: Set<RegexOption>)

Properties

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options

The set of options that were used to create this regular expression.

val options: Set<RegexOption>
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pattern

The pattern string of this regular expression.

val pattern: String

Functions

containsMatchIn

Native
1.3

Indicates whether the regular expression can find at least one match in the specified input starting with index.

fun containsMatchIn(input: CharSequence, index: Int): Boolean
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Indicates whether the regular expression can find at least one match in the specified input.

fun containsMatchIn(input: CharSequence): Boolean

find

Returns the first match of a regular expression in the input, beginning at the specified startIndex.

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fun find(
    input: CharSequence,
    startIndex: Int = 0
): MatchResult?
Native
1.3
fun find(input: CharSequence, startIndex: Int): MatchResult?

findAll

Returns a sequence of all occurrences of a regular expression within the input string, beginning at the specified startIndex.

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1.0
fun findAll(
    input: CharSequence,
    startIndex: Int = 0
): Sequence<MatchResult>
Native
1.3
fun findAll(
    input: CharSequence,
    startIndex: Int
): Sequence<MatchResult>
Native
1.3

lookingAt

fun lookingAt(input: CharSequence): Boolean
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matchEntire

Attempts to match the entire input CharSequence against the pattern.

fun matchEntire(input: CharSequence): MatchResult?
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matches

Indicates whether the regular expression matches the entire input.

infix fun matches(input: CharSequence): Boolean
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replace

Replaces all occurrences of this regular expression in the specified input string with specified replacement expression.

fun replace(input: CharSequence, replacement: String): String

Replaces all occurrences of this regular expression in the specified input string with the result of the given function transform that takes MatchResult and returns a string to be used as a replacement for that match.

fun replace(
    input: CharSequence,
    transform: (MatchResult) -> CharSequence
): String

replaceFirst

Native
1.3

Replaces the first occurrence of this regular expression in the specified input string with the result of calling the given function transform that takes a MatchResult representing the occurrence and returns a string to be used as a replacement for that occurrence.

fun replaceFirst(
    input: CharSequence,
    transform: (MatchResult) -> CharSequence
): String
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Replaces the first occurrence of this regular expression in the specified input string with specified replacement expression.

fun replaceFirst(
    input: CharSequence,
    replacement: String
): String

split

Splits the input CharSequence around matches of this regular expression.

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fun split(input: CharSequence, limit: Int = 0): List<String>
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1.3
fun split(input: CharSequence, limit: Int): List<String>
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1.0

toPattern

Returns an instance of Pattern with the same pattern string and options as this instance of Regex has.

fun toPattern(): Pattern
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toString

Returns the string representation of this regular expression, namely the pattern of this regular expression.

fun toString(): String

Companion Object Functions

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escape

Returns a regular expression pattern string that matches the specified literal string literally. No characters of that string will have special meaning when searching for an occurrence of the regular expression.

fun escape(literal: String): String
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escapeReplacement

Returns a literal replacement expression for the specified literal string. No characters of that string will have special meaning when it is used as a replacement string in Regex.replace function.

fun escapeReplacement(literal: String): String
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fromLiteral

Returns a regular expression that matches the specified literal string literally. No characters of that string will have special meaning when searching for an occurrence of the regular expression.

fun fromLiteral(literal: String): Regex