escapeRegex: Escapes any characters that would have special meaning in a...

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) See Also Examples

View source: R/regexpEscape.s

Description

Escapes any characters that would have special meaning in a reqular expression.

Usage

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escapeRegex(string)
escapeBS(string)

Arguments

string

string being operated on.

Details

escapeRegex will escape any characters that would have special meaning in a reqular expression. For any string grep(regexpEscape(string), string) will always be true.

escapeBS will escape any backslash \ in a string.

Value

The value of the string with any characters that would have special meaning in a reqular expression escaped.

Author(s)

Charles Dupont
Department of Biostatistics
Vanderbilt University

See Also

grep

Examples

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string <- "this\\(system) {is} [full]."
escapeRegex(string)

escapeBS(string)

harrelfe/Hmisc documentation built on Oct. 3, 2019, 9:34 p.m.