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want regex pattern to accept everything above

wrote: >


Will be there 1215 recipient wrote: >sender

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Will be there 1215 recipient
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$body=' Will be there 1215 recipient wrote: >sender ';

$string = 'wrote: >';
$pattern = preg_quote($string, "#"); #escape special characters, and the # character for use as the delimiter
$new_body = preg_replace("#^(.*?){$pattern}.*#s", "$1", $body);

print $new_body;

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 Will be there 1215 recipient

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by:rgb192
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thanks,
can you help with adding many spaces/lines to the regex


http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Regular_Expressions/Q_28021576.html
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