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Help with preg_match regular expression

Posted on 2009-05-04
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Please check the regular expression and modify it if it needs tweaking.

ORIGINAL:

$array = array('marker1start', 4, 5, 6, 'marker1end')

preg_match('/^marker(\d+)start$/i', $value, $matches)


NEW (appended .txt to marker strings in $array):

$array = array('marker1start.txt', 4, 5, 6, 'marker1end.txt')

preg_match('/^marker(\d+)start$/i', $value, $matches)
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Question by:fcqmax
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by:Terry Woods
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Is this what you're looking for?

$array = array('marker1start.txt', 4, 5, 6, 'marker1end.txt')

preg_match('/^marker(\d+)start\.txt$/i', $value, $matches)
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by:fcqmax
ID: 24300946
Sorry, my array strings were wrong, here is the correct version:

$array = array('text/marker1start.txt', 4, 5, 6, 'text/marker1end.txt')

preg_match('/^marker(\d+)start$/i', $value, $matches)
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Terry Woods earned 500 total points
ID: 24300983
Try this then:

$array = array('text/marker1start.txt', 4, 5, 6, 'text/marker1end.txt')

preg_match('/^text\/marker(\d+)start\.txt$/i', $value, $matches)
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by:fcqmax
ID: 31577842
Great!
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