Metacharacters


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Metacharacters

In the last movie we learned about literal characters, the fact that an A matches an A and a B matches a B and so on. Now, we're going to talk about metacharacters, and that's really the alternative. If it's not a literal character, it's a metacharacter--a character that has special meaning. Sometimes they work a little bit like mathematical operators. What they do is they transform literal characters into powerful expressions. There are only a few metacharacters to learn. We're going to be working with these throughout the rest of the tutorial. Basically everything else that you need to know about regular expressions besides literal characters is how do these metacharacters all work, what do they do? And it's complicated, only slightly, because they can have more than one meaning.

It's really dependent on how we use the symbol in context, so we'll be taking a look at that. It's also these metacharacters that have variation between the different regex ...

Metacharacters
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Metacharacters provides you with in-depth training on Developer. Taught by Kevin Skoglund as part of the Using Regular Expressions

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Developer
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Regular Expressions
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