From below list we need to find all word except ‘foad’ and ‘foed’.
const str = 'foad food fold ford foed';
Lets start with simple regular expression where we will use the opening and closing square brackets of regular expression with ‘a’ and ‘e’ as below:-
str.match(/fo[ae]d/g); // Output ['foad', 'foed']
So we have output of the two words that we do not want. Now we can simply add a ‘^’ char at the start of ‘ae’ which will negate the current output. So out new expression will be:-
str.match(/fo[^ae]d/g); // Output ['food', 'fold', 'ford']
Hope you like the short explanation on how we can use a regular expression that will match anything but two words. See you in my next post. Till then enjoy coding 🙂