regex-not

Create a javascript regular expression for matching everything except for the given string.

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Create a javascript regular expression for matching everything except for the given string.

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Install

Install with npm:
$ npm install --save regex-not

Usage

var not = require('regex-not');

The main export is a function that takes a string an options object.
not(string[, options]);

Example
var not = require('regex-not');
console.log(not('foo'));
//=> /^(?:(?!^(?:foo)$).)+$/

Strict matching
By default, the returned regex is for strictly (not) matching the exact given pattern (in other words, "match this string if it does NOT exactly equal foo"):
var re = not('foo');
console.log(re.test('foo'));     //=> false
console.log(re.test('bar'));     //=> true
console.log(re.test('foobar'));  //=> true
console.log(re.test('barfoo'));  //=> true

.create

Returns a string to allow you to create your own regex:
console.log(not.create('foo'));
//=> '(?:(?!^(?:foo)$).)+'

Options

options.contains
You can relax strict matching by setting options.contains to true (in other words, "match this string if it does NOT contain foo"):
var re = not('foo');
console.log(re.test('foo', {contains: true}));     //=> false
console.log(re.test('bar', {contains: true}));     //=> true
console.log(re.test('foobar', {contains: true}));  //=> false
console.log(re.test('barfoo', {contains: true}));  //=> false

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Contributing
Pull requests and stars are always welcome. For bugs and feature requests, please create an issue.

Running Tests
Running and reviewing unit tests is a great way to get familiarized with a library and its API. You can install dependencies and run tests with the following command:
$ npm install && npm test


Building docs
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Contributors

| Commits | Contributor | | --- | --- | | 9 | jonschlinkert | | 1 | doowb | | 1 | EdwardBetts |

Author

Jon Schlinkert

License

Copyright © 2018, Jon Schlinkert. Released under the MIT License.

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