matches

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matches() Function

Introduced in version 1.3b48
Returns 1 if a string matches pattern or 0 if it does not. The pattern can be a regular expression. Matches performs a while string comparison, so the pattern must match the whole of the input string and not only part of it.

Usage

matches(str, pattern)

Examples

    [r: matches("This is a test", "test")]
    [r: matches("test", "test")]
    [r: matches("This is a test", ".*test")]

Returns

    0
    1
    1