He wants just "index" though, instead of "index.html"

You can do it a variety of ways. You can use basename() like Jonathan
said, and just strip off the last 5 characters using substr().

Or you can use either of the following two regular expressions.

preg_match('~/([^/]*)\.html$~', $source, $dest);
ereg('/([^/]*)\.html$',$source,$dest);

---John Holmes...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan Sharp [mailto:js-lists@;sharpmedia.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 10:34 PM
> To: Charles Wiltgen
> Cc: List  PHP General
> Subject: Re: [PHP] Trivial newbie regex question
> 
> try basename('http://www.domain.com/stuff/index.html');
> 
> -js
> 
> 
> Charles Wiltgen wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I just want to get the "index" part of "http://www.domain.com/stuff/
> > index.html".
> >
> > I'm trying to figure out this regex stuff, but it hasn't yet
clicked.
> > Here's my best guess:
> >
> >     ereg('?/(*)\.html$', $source, $dest);
> >
> > To me -- and please be gentle -- this means, "Starting with the
forward
> > slash closest to the end of $source, capture whatever comes after it
and
> > before '.html', and put it in $dest."  Obviously not correct, but
I've
> spent
> > an embarrassing amount of time feel stupid.  Help?
> >
> > -- Charles Wiltgen
> >
> >
> 
> 
> 
> 
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