Escapes input characters to be used in regular expressions.

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import regexEscape from '';



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Escapes input characters to be used in regular expressions.

:cloud: Installation

# Using npm
npm install --save regex-escape

# Using yarn
yarn add regex-escape

:clipboard: Example

// Dependencies
var RegexEscape = require("regex-escape");

// => \{#\/\}

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:memo: Documentation


Escapes a string for using it in a regular expression.


  • String input: The string that must be escaped.


  • String The escaped string.


Adds the RegexEscape function to RegExp class.


  • Function The RegexEscape function.

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:scroll: License

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