JS: Removing trailing dots from a string

Met with this bug https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/71704 in the UploadWizard extension last day, which was to make sure that the file name string do not contain dots or whitespace as that can cause trouble later. Thanks to Mark Traucer ( Wikimedia ), we got a wonderful solution for the same.

Remove trailing dots from a string foo.

cleanedFoo = $.trim( foo.replace( /\.+$/g, '' ) );

That would remove ‘n’ number of dots trailing in string foo
My personal solution to this was a bit more easy, but would work with only one trailing dot:

if ( foo.slice( -1 ) === '.' ) {
        cleanedFoo = foo.slice( 0, -1 );

The change is in gerrit : https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/169326/. 🙂
Happy Hacking !!

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