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PHP error in code - Function eregi() is deprecated

Posted on 2013-05-12
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Hi,
I am receiving a PHP error after upgrade to PHP 5.3 as below.

Any ideas on what I should change the code too would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Andrew

Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /home/entertai/public_html/news/wp-content/plugins/captcha/captcha.php on line 1360

// Avoid being called directly
if (eregi(basename(__FILE__),$_SERVER['PHP_SELF'])) {
	echo '<html><body>';
	echo 'Direct module access forbidden. <br />';
	echo 'Captcha! extension v', Captcha::version(), ' for WordPress by <a href="http://www.boriel.com">Boriel</a> <br />';
	echo '</body></html>';
    exit;
}

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Dave Baldwin earned 500 total points
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preg_match http://us2.php.net/manual/en/function.preg-match.php is the recommended replacement.  It is not identical though, you will have to make some changes in your regex strings.  Referenced from http://us2.php.net/manual/en/function.eregi.php

That must be some old code to still have that.  You might want to look at a possible upgrade.
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by:sabecs
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Thanks Dave, following code worked.

$file = basename(__FILE__);      
if(preg_match("/".preg_quote($file)."/i",$_SERVER['PHP_SELF'])) {      
      echo '<html><body>';
      echo 'Direct module access forbidden. <br />';
      echo 'Captcha! extension v', Captcha::version(), ' for WordPress by <a href="http://www.boriel.com">Boriel</a> <br />';
      echo '</body></html>';
    exit;
}
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You're welcome, glad to help.
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