I'm trying to use regex to check that the first and last characters in a string are alpha characters between a-z.
I know this matches the first character:
But how do I then check for the last character as well?
does not work. And I suspect there should be something in between the two clauses, but I don't know what!
The below regex will match the strings that start and end with an alpha character.
a string also starts and ends with an alpha character, right? Then you have to use the below regex.
^ # Represents beginning of a line. [a-z] # Alphabetic character. .* # Any character 0 or more times. [a-z] # Alphabetic character. $ # End of a line. i # Case-insensitive match. g # Global. m # Multiline
You can do it as follows to check for the first and last characters and then anything in between:
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