Thus, /eric/ matches for the string "eric". You may also match according to whole classes of characters using the square brackets (). The pattern match will then match against any of the characters in the class. For example, to match for any single even numbered digit, you could use the following match:
For classes including an entire range of characters, you may use the dash (-) to represent the list. Thus, the following matches any single lower case letter in the alphabet:
Likewise, you may use the caret (^) character within the square brackets to match every character that is "not" in the class. The following matches any single character that is not a digit.
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