The flags() method of the Pattern class in Java is used to return the pattern’s match flags. The Match flags are a bit mask that may include CASE_INSENSITIVE, MULTILINE, DOTALL, UNICODE_CASE, CANON_EQ, UNIX_LINES, LITERAL, UNICODE_CHARACTER_CLASS and COMMENTS Flags.
public int flags()
Parameters: This method does not accepts any parameters.
Return Value: This method returns the pattern’s match flag.
Below programs illustrate the flags() method:
Pattern's match flag = 2
Pattern's match flag = 8
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