Regular Expressions For Date & Time

Useful regular expressions to match dates and times.

Regular Expression To Match Month Name

A regular expression that matches month names. Supports both full month names and 3-letter abbreviations.

/\b(?:Jan(?:uary)?|Feb(?:ruary)?|Mar(?:ch)?|Apr(?:il)?|May|Jun(?:e)?|Jul(?:y)?|Aug(?:ust)?|Sep(?:tember)?|Oct(?:ober)?|(Nov|Dec)(?:ember)?)/g

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All-in-one Date Validation Regular Expression

An All-in-one regular expression to valid dates in mm/dd/yyyy, mm-dd-yyyy, or mm.dd.yyyy format.

/^(?:(?:(?:0?[13578]|1[02])(\/|-|\.)31)\1|(?:(?:0?[1,3-9]|1[0-2])(\/|-|\.)(?:29|30)\2))(?:(?:1[6-9]|[2-9]\d)?\d{2})$|^(?:0?2(\/|-|\.)29\3(?:(?:(?:1[6-9]|[2-9]\d)?(?:0[48]|[2468][048]|[13579][26])|(?:(?:16|[2468][048]|[3579][26])00))))$|^(?:(?:0?[1-9])|(?:1[0-2]))(\/|-|\.)(?:0?[1-9]|1\d|2[0-8])\4(?:(?:1[6-9]|[2-9]\d)?\d{2})$/

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RFC 2822 Date Format Regular Expression

A regular expression to match RFC 2822 timestamps.

/^(?:(Sun|Mon|Tue|Wed|Thu|Fri|Sat),\s+)?(0[1-9]|[1-2]?[0-9]|3[01])\s+(Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec)\s+(19[0-9]{2}|[2-9][0-9]{3})\s+(2[0-3]|[0-1][0-9]):([0-5][0-9])(?::(60|[0-5][0-9]))?\s+([-\+][0-9]{2}[0-5][0-9]|(?:UT|GMT|(?:E|C|M|P)(?:ST|DT)|[A-IK-Z]))(\s+|\(([^\(\)]+|\\\(|\\\))*\))*$/

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