Regular expressions

You can find the full description of RegExp in Wikipedia. In this article we will provide you with the short cheat sheet the frequently used expressions

Directual peculiar feature. You should type * after the expression

rexExp cheat sheet

Meta-character

Description

.

Matches any character

+

Matches the preceding pattern element one or more times.

?

Matches the preceding pattern element zero or one time.

|

Separates alternate possibilities, A|B = A or B

^

Matches the beginning of a line or string.

$

Matches the end of a line or string.

[ ]

Denotes a set of possible character matches. [ABC] = A or B or C

\

Escapes special characters

Frequently used Regular Expressions

Case

regExp (you can copy-paste them right into Directual)

Check email format

.+@.+\..*

Check particular email domain

.+@yourdomain\.com*

Any digit number

[0-9]*

Any latin character

[a-Z]*

Greetings

.*hello|hi|good morning|good evening|salut.*

Useful service for composing a regular expression: regex101.com