Posted By: Anonymous
I have a text in a textarea and I read it out using the .value attribute.
Now I would like to remove all linebreaks (the character that is produced when you press Enter) from my text now using .replace with a regular expression, but how do I indicate a linebreak in a regex?
If that is not possible, is there another way?
This is probably a FAQ. Anyhow, line breaks (better: newlines) can be one of Carriage Return (CR,
r, on older Macs), Line Feed (LF,
n, on Unices incl. Linux) or CR followed by LF (
rn, on WinDOS). (Contrary to another answer, this has nothing to do with character encoding.)
Therefore, the most efficient
RegExp literal to match all variants is
If you want to match all newlines in a string, use a global match,
respectively. Then proceed with the
replace method as suggested in several other answers. (Probably you do not want to remove the newlines, but replace them with other whitespace, for example the space character, so that words remain intact.)