How to filter everything after a word using regex

This article was published on May 08, 2021

Given the follow string:

/home/raulmelo/development/raulmelo-studio/node_modules/esbuild/lib/main.js

I wanted to remove EVERYTHING right after the world esbuild.

I could go with replace('/lib/main.js', '') but this is not future proof. What if in the future it changes to /lib/index.js?

So I came up with a regex to do that:

/(?<=esbuild).*$/

Where:

  • (?<=esbuild) - is a positive lookbehind. In other words, it needs to contains this group (esbuild) before the match I want to;
  • .* - every single character;
  • $ - assert possition at the end of a line
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