White space character class - \s

Q

What is abbreviation of a character class of all white space ASCII characters?

How to write a regular expression using a character class abbreviation to capture all white space characters in a text string like this: Name: Jack; Age: 25; City: Paris?

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A

The predefined abbreviation of a character class of all ASCII white space characters is \s, which is the same as [ \t\r\n\f]. Note that:

\t - Horizontal tab (ASCII 0x09) 
\n - Linefeed or newline (ASCII 0x0A)
\f - Form feed (ASCII 0x0C)
\r - Carriage return (ASCII 0x0D)

The regular expression to capture all white space characters is:

(\s)

\s - matches any white space characters

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