Match Beginning String Patterns question

Match Beginning String Patterns question
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#1

Tell us what’s happening:
I’m a bit confused as to why you need the not ^ here.
If I try

"Ricky is first and can be found.Ricky".match(/Ricky/);

it matches once because I am not doing a global search.
So just as a test I tried the below code which fails.
I do know the Regex should be ^Cal, I just don’t understand why.
Can anyone explain?

Your code so far


let rickyAndCal = "Cal and Ricky both like racing.";
let calRegex = /Cal/; // Change this line
let result = calRegex.test(rickyAndCal);

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Link to the challenge:
https://learn.freecodecamp.org/javascript-algorithms-and-data-structures/regular-expressions/match-beginning-string-patterns


#2

I think I found the answer. ^ represents start of string rather than negation here.
:slight_smile:
This is good revision!