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tm_regexall Function

tm_regexall applies a regular expression to a string and returns a list of all matches.

tm_regexall(pattern, string)

tm_regexall is a variant of tm_regex and uses the same pattern syntax. For any given input to tm_regex, tm_regexall returns a list of whatever type tm_regex would've returned, with one element per match. That is:

  • If the pattern has no capture groups at all, the result is a list of strings.
  • If the pattern has one or more unnamed capture groups, the result is a list of lists.
  • If the pattern has one or more named capture groups, the result is a list of maps.

tm_regexall can also be used to test whether a particular string matches a given pattern, by testing whether the length of the resulting list of matches is greater than zero.


tm_regexall("[a-z]+", "1234abcd5678efgh9")

tm_length(regexall("[a-z]+", "1234abcd5678efgh9"))

tm_length(regexall("[a-z]+", "123456789")) > 0
  • tm_regex searches for a single match of a given pattern, and returns an error if no match is found.

If Terramate already has a more specialized function to parse the syntax you are trying to match, prefer to use that function instead. Regular expressions can be hard to read and can obscure your intent, making a configuration harder to read and understand.