VBS tutorial: introduction to regular expressions – non printing characters

Time:2022-5-13

Non printing character

There are many useful non printing characters that must be used occasionally. The following table shows the escape sequences used to represent these non printed characters:

character meaning
\cx Match byxThe specified control character. For example, \ cm matches a control-m or carriage return.xThe value of must be either A-Z or one of A-Z. Otherwise, C is treated as a literal ‘C’ character.
\f Match a page feed. Equivalent to \ x0c and \ CL.
\n Match a newline character. Equivalent to \ x0a and \ CJ.
\r Match a carriage return. Equivalent to \ x0d and \ cm.
\s Matches any white space characters, including spaces, tabs, page breaks, and so on. Equivalent to [\ f \ n \ R \ t \ v].
\S Matches any non whitespace characters. Equivalent to [^ \ f \ n \ R \ t \ v].
\t Match a tab. Equivalent to \ X09 and \ CI.
\v Match a vertical tab. Equivalent to \ x0B and \ CK.