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preg_replace help

Posted on 2013-11-13
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Hello experts,

I'm struggling with preg_replace(), could you help me? I have a file that contains the following text, how do I use preg_replace to remove "[sidebar]" and "[/sidebar]", including all the text between the two tags? The text between the tags will vary, and I want to get rid of all of it.

[sidebar]
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[/sidebar]

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Terry Woods earned 500 total points
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This should do it:
$text = preg_replace("#\[sidebar\].*?\[/sidebar\]#s","",$text);

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The s pattern modifier at the end of the pattern string means the . wildcard will match \n characters as well as everything else, which allows the matched text to span multiple lines.
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Thank you Terry!
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