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just learning regex is it posible ?

say i have a string " this is a really funny string"

and want to leave the middle untouched but replace the outer parts

EG ens up with "that was a really funny rope"

so for example find a string with "this is" on the begining and replace it
with "that was"
and with "string" on the end and replace it with "rope"
BUT whatever is inbeteween remains untouched

is this possible ??

chris
Jul 17 '05 #1
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It's very possible :)

You can use things called "anchors" to specify that your pattern has to
match either the beginning or the end of a string. The character ^ means
start, and $ means end.

preg_replace("/^this is/", "that was", $string);

says "replace 'this is' at start of $string with 'that was'" :)

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just learning regex is it posible ?

say i have a string " this is a really funny string"

and want to leave the middle untouched but replace the outer parts

EG ens up with "that was a really funny rope"

so for example find a string with "this is" on the begining and replace it
with "that was"
and with "string" on the end and replace it with "rope"
BUT whatever is inbeteween remains untouched

is this possible ??

chris

Jul 17 '05 #2

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chris wrote:
just learning regex is it posible ?


Try the "regex-coach"
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Jul 17 '05 #3

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explode(" ",$string); would copy all the words into an indexed array

chris wrote:
just learning regex is it posible ?

say i have a string " this is a really funny string"

and want to leave the middle untouched but replace the outer parts

EG ens up with "that was a really funny rope"

so for example find a string with "this is" on the begining and replace it
with "that was"
and with "string" on the end and replace it with "rope"
BUT whatever is inbeteween remains untouched

is this possible ??

chris

Jul 17 '05 #4

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