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exctract entire lines from text file to array

2:43 pm on Jun 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Hi there

I need a PHP script to extract a number of lines from a text file, and insert them into an array.

The lines that I need to extract all have the following in common:
- the line preceding it has a line of dashes, preceded by 4 spaces ;
- the line after it is blank, and then is followed by another line of dashes (with no preceding spaces).

Like this:
Total : 26.225 %


Any suggestions on how to do this?

Thanks in Advance.

2:02 pm on June 12, 2012 (gmt 0)


WebmasterWorld Administrator coopster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

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Regular expressions are likely going to be involved in the solution. You create a pattern and you can capture all the matches in an array. See preg_match() and preg_match_all() in the online PHP manual pages.

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