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RegExp.prototype.global

The global property indicates whether or not the "g" flag is used with the regular expression. global is a read-only property of an individual regular expression instance.

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

Description

The value of global is a Boolean and true if the "g" flag was used; otherwise, false. The "g" flag indicates that the regular expression should be tested against all possible matches in a string. A regular expression defined as both global ("g") and sticky ("y") will ignore the global flag and perform sticky matches.

You cannot change this property directly.

Examples

Using global

var regex = new RegExp('foo', 'g');

console.log(regex.global);  // true

var str = 'fooexamplefoo';

var str1 = str.replace(regex, '');

console.log(str1);  // Output: example

var regex1 = new RegExp('foo');

var str2 = str.replace(regex1, '');

console.log(str2);  // Output: examplefoo

Specifications

Browser compatibility

Desktop Mobile Server
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari WebView Android Chrome Android Firefox for Android Opera Android Safari on IOS Samsung Internet Deno Node.js
global
1
12
1
5.5
5
1
1
18
4
10.1
1
1.0
1.0
0.10.0
prototype_accessor
48
12
38
5.5
35
1.3
48
48
38
35
1
5.0
1.0
6.0.0

See also

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