Hi, I lost trail, what do you want to do?
You want to convert >>>From to this: >>From Or what's the goal? Cheers, Tamas -----Original Message----- From: Tim Streater [mailto:t...@clothears.org.uk] Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 8:07 PM To: PHP General List Subject: [PHP] Use of preg_replace I need to be able to convert a line of the form: >>>From to have either one more or one less > at the front. A web site tells me that the regexps to use are: 1,$s/^>*From />&/ and 1,$s/^>(>*From )/\1/ respectively (there is a single space after "From"). So, if my text string is in $line, I ought to be able to do something like: $line = preg_replace ($pattern, $replacement, $line); But, since all regexps are to me, like TECO commands, no better than line-noise, how do I make up $pattern and $replacement from the proffered regexps? Thanks. -- Cheers -- Tim -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php