use this modifier /ies instead of /ie
"_lallous" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
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> try this!
> I don't know how effective is preg_replace w/ huge memory contents....but
> this should work fine!
> $mem = "an arc is an archer, arc but what about marc and darcy?";
> $match = "arc";
> $count = 0;
> preg_replace("/\b$match\b/ie", "\$count++;", $mem);
> echo $count;
> "Richard Baskett" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
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> > I just can not seem to figure this out.
> > If i have a pattern 'arc' and I want to search the string:
> > "an arc is an archer, but what about marc and darcy?"
> > How can I find out how many occurances of arc is within that string? I
> > I can do an explode and then compare it, but when you have huge amounts
> > text... is this the best way? Or is there something better? Any help
> > be great I have been struggling with this for awhile, since I really do
> > want to explode, pun intended :)
> > Rick
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