Regular Expressions - Positive and Negative Lookahead

Could you plz explain how this works:
A more practical use of lookaheads is to check two or more patterns in one string. Here is a (naively) simple password checker that looks for between 3 and 6 characters and at least one number:

let password = "abc123";
let checkPass = /(?=\w{3,6})(?=\D*\d)/;

my problem is in (?=\D*\d)/ part, why we write (?=\D*\d)/ to see if there is at least one number?


**Your code so far**

let sampleWord = "astronaut";
let pwRegex = /change/; // Change this line
let result = pwRegex.test(sampleWord);

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Challenge: Regular Expressions - Positive and Negative Lookahead

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you don’t have any limit on where the number is, so you write \D*\d so that there can be any number of non numbers before the number

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Thank you so much,
so basically, \D* allows it to search every character of the string up to the end?

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