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Ruby | Regexp quote() function
  • Last Updated : 17 Dec, 2019

Regexp#quote() : quote() is a Regexp class method which escapes any characters that would have special meaning in a regular expression.

Syntax: Regexp.quote()

Parameter: Regexp values

Return: escapes any characters that would have special meaning in a regular expression.

Example #1 :



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# Ruby code for Regexp.quote() method
   
# declaring Regexp value
reg_a = Regexp.quote('/a/')
   
# declaring Regexp value
reg_c = Regexp.quote('\*?{}.')
   
#  quote method
puts "Regexp quote form : #{reg_a}\n\n"
   
puts "Regexp quote form : #{reg_c}\n\n"

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Output :

Regexp quote form : /a/

Regexp quote form : \\\*\?\{\}\.

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# Ruby code for Regexp.quote() method
  
# declaring Regexp value
reg_a = Regexp.quote('/geeks/')
  
# declaring Regexp value
reg_b = Regexp.quote('/(?<geeks>.)(?<for>.)(?<geeks>.)/')
  
# declaring Regexp value
reg_c = Regexp.quote('\*?????{}.')
  
  
#  quote method
puts "Regexp quote form : #{reg_a}\n\n"
  
puts "Regexp quote form : #{reg_b}\n\n"
  
puts "Regexp quote form : #{reg_c}\n\n"

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Output :

Regexp quote form : /geeks/

Regexp quote form : /\(\?\.\)\(\?\.\)\(\?\.\)/

Regexp quote form : \\\*\?\?\?\?\?\{\}\.

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