On Mon, 10 Sep 2001 14:15:36 -0700, Kurt Lieber wrote:
>I have a configuration file that I use to store several variables
>would like to provide a web-based interface to update this form.
>having some trouble replacing part of the file while leaving the
>rest of
>it intact.
>An example of the config file is:
>$eventInfo[1][1] = "First Event Title";
>$eventInfo[1][2] = 145;
>$eventInfo[1][3] = 300;
>$eventInfo[2][1] = "Second Event Title";
>$eventInfo[2][2] = 50;
>$eventInfo[2][3] = 1500;
>What I can't figure out is how to selectively update certain lines,
>while leaving all the other lines intact and without changing the
>structure or order of the page. So, if I wanted to change
>$eventInfo[1][2] to 150 and $eventInfo[2][3] to 2000, how can I do
>without mucking up the rest of the page?  I can update any one line
>using something like the following:
>$fd = fopen($configFile, "r+"); //open the file and truncate it.
>$newContents = eregi_replace("eventInfo\[1\]\[1\] =
>\".*\";","eventInfo[1][1] = \"" . $form_eventTitle .
>$newFile = fwrite($fd,$newContents);
>but if I try to update more than one line, it causes the rest of my
>to get truncated or other weird things to happen.
>Any help is appreciated.

you should seriously think about using a database for this.

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