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Trying to match a string with line-breaks

And also getting the information between the ends, not including.

3:18 am on May 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'm trying to use PHP match some strings of code in a document.

The document has multiple lines, with a typical section of code looking like this:



Right now I'm using the following line of code to try to match everything after the "csv.zip" and the line break and upto "------":


My major problem is that its not catching anything. I think this might have to do with the line breaks. My understanding is .* will match upto zero-plus characters of anything except for line breaks, so thats why I said that or upto zero-plus line breaks. Should that part of the code be different?

The other issue I'm having is that I think this will includ the starting and ending lines of the match. How might I code this so that it includes everything inbetween except for the end pieces?


4:33 am on May 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Let me know if you get the answer.
6:00 pm on May 30, 2007 (gmt 0)


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I would match up anything that is not a space character in the beginning of the pattern after the filename then use parentheses around the subpattern that you want to capture. The "matches" argument will be an array of the matched subpatterns. You can view them by printing out the array after you run the regular expression.