PHP RegEx: Match the Beginning of the String
In previous tutorial we match the given string. Now we are going to match at the beginning of the given string.
- // make a string
- $string = 'Ronard';
- echo "<b>String: </b>".$string."<br>";
- // match the beginning of the string
- if(preg_match("/^Ron/", $string))
- // if it matches we display this line
- echo 'The string begins with Ron';
- // if no match is found display this line
- echo 'No match found';
The regex character to read beginning is the caret (^). Then we see if the string given begin with Ron.
The forward slashes (/) we see are the delimeter that hold our regex pattern. And the quotations are used to 'wrap it all'.
Then we see the (^) will put as the beggining of the string.
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