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Regex for Quotes

Regex for Quotes

Quotes is represented by ' and can be keyed in using the keyboard using the SHIFT + ' in most computers. In this article let's understand how we can create a regex for quotes and how regex can be matched for quotes values.

Regex (short for regular expression) is a powerful tool used for searching and manipulating text. It is composed of a sequence of characters that define a search pattern. Regex can be used to find patterns in large amounts of text, validate user input, and manipulate strings. It is widely used in programming languages, text editors, and command line tools.

Conditions to match a Quotes value

The value ' should be present in the string.

Regex for checking if its a valid Quotes value

Regular Expression-

/[']/gm

Test string examples for the above regex-

Input StringMatch Output
zerodoes not match
I'm the champmatches
1does not match
It's expensivematches
'Single Quotes'matches

Here is a detailed explanation of the above regex-

/[']/gm

Match a single character present in the list below ["]
" matches the character " with index 3410 (2216 or 428) literally (case sensitive)
Global pattern flags
g modifier: global. All matches (don't return after first match)
m modifier: multi line. Causes ^ and $ to match the begin/end of each line (not only begin/end of string)

Hope this article was useful to check the validity of a quotes value using regex.