global Redirect 1

Summary

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 global Redirect 1
Writable No
Enumerable No
Configurable No

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.

You cannot change this property directly.

Examples

Example: Using global

var regex = new RegExp("foo", "g")

console.log(regex.global) // true

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 3rd Edition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.2. Standard Initial definition.
JavaScript 1.5: global is a property of a RegExp instance, not the RegExp object.
ECMAScript Language Specification 5.1th Edition (ECMA-262) Standard  
ECMAScript Language Specification 6th Edition (ECMA-262) Draft global is now a prototype accessor property rather than an instance's own data property.

Browser compatibility

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