[nycphp-talk] Rewrite rule functionality

Dan Cech dcech at
Tue Mar 4 07:18:38 EST 2008

Urb LeJeune wrote:
> An Apache a rewrite rule in the form of:
> /country/(..)\.html
> returns the two characters enclosed between the parenthesis as $1.
> If there a PHP function with the same functionality?
> I want to use PHP to return the digits in a string like:
> stuff [mailid=1234] more stuff.


The function you are looking for is preg_match

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