one more thought bout this just for the record... not sure which is
faster, but this may be the better solution:

$index = substr($url, strrpos($url, '/'), strrpos($url, '.')-1);

-js


Jonathan Sharp wrote:
> good catch, i guess i love php so much i just expect it to know what i
> want it to do!
> 
> -js
> 
> 
> John W. Holmes wrote:
> 
>>substr(basename($url), 0, strrpos($url,'.')-1);
>>
>>note the '.' 
>>
>>:)
>>
>>---John Holmes...
>>
>>
>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: Jonathan Sharp [mailto:js-lists@;sharpmedia.net]
>>>Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 10:50 PM
>>>To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>>>Cc: 'Charles Wiltgen'; 'List ? PHP General'
>>>Subject: Re: [PHP] Trivial newbie regex question
>>>
>>>but my way is so pretty! i mean, who cares if it doesn't work
>>
>>'exactly'
>>
>>
>>>as you want, we're going for the ballpark solution right???
>>>
>>>fine...
>>>substr(basename($url), 0, strrpos($url)-1);
>>>
>>>(note the strRpos)
>>>
>>>-js
>>>
>>>
>>>John W. Holmes wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>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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>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
> 
> 
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