StringMatchQ

StringMatchQ["string",patt]
tests whether matches the string pattern patt.

StringMatchQ["string",RegularExpression["regex"]]
tests whether matches the specified regular expression.

StringMatchQ[{s1,s2,},p]
gives the list of results for each of the .

Details and OptionsDetails and Options

  • StringMatchQ allows both ordinary StringExpression string patterns, as well as abbreviated string patterns containing the following metacharacters:
  • *zero or more characters
    @one or more characters, excluding uppercase letters
    \\*, etc.literal *, etc.
  • Verbatim["p"] specifies the verbatim string , with and treated literally.
  • Setting the option IgnoreCase->True makes StringMatchQ treat lowercase and uppercase letters as equivalent.
  • Setting the option SpellingCorrection->True makes StringMatchQ allow strings to match even if a small fraction of their characters are different.
Introduced in 1988
(1.0)
| Updated in 2004
(5.1)