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