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regExp.flags

The flags property returns a string consisting of the flags of the current regular expression object.

Property attributes of RegExp.prototype.flags
Writable no
Enumerable no
Configurable yes

Description

Flags in the flags property are sorted alphabetically (from left to right, e.g. "gimsuy").

Examples

Using flags

/foo/ig.flags;   // "gi"
/bar/myu.flags;  // "muy"

Polyfill

if (RegExp.prototype.flags === undefined) {
  Object.defineProperty(RegExp.prototype, 'flags', {
    configurable: true,
    get: function() {
      return this.toString().match(/[gimsuy]*$/)[0];
    }
  });
}

Specifications

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
flags 49 79 37 No 39 9
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
flags 49 49 37 41 9 5.0
Server
Node.js
flags 6.0.0

See also

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https://wiki.developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/RegExp/flags