Regexp - Backslash



Backslash is the general escape meta-character with several uses. It can:

  • Stand for itself,
  • Quote the next character,
  • Introduce an operator,
  • Do nothing

Use Case

Escape Meta_character

Regexp - Escape Character

Non-printing characters

see Regexp - Non-printing characters

Generic character types

The third use of backslash is for specifying generic character types.

Simple Assertions

It can also stands for simple assertion

Documentation / Reference

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