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Get characters of a string

Written byPhuoc Nguyen
22 Feb, 2021
The following line returns all characters of a given string:
const message = 'Hello';
const chars = [...message]; // ['H', 'e', 'l', 'l', 'o']
If you want to get the first and the remaining characters of a string, then use ES6 destructing:
const [first, ...rest] = message;
// first = 'H'
// rest = ['e', 'l', 'l', 'o']
We can use it to capitalize or decapitalize a string:
capitalize = ([first, ...rest]) => `${first.toUpperCase()}${rest.join('')}`;

decapitalize = ([first, ...rest]) => `${first.toLowerCase()}${rest.join('')}`;

capitalize('hello world'); // 'Hello world'

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