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I don't know much about php. Recently my host updated php version to 5.4 and i function eregi() is deprecated errors, so after some googling, replaced it with preg_match but i am stuck with errors




preg_match("^ and", "", $mid_str)


Error: Warning: preg_match(): No ending delimiter '^' found


Tried the following method but not working


preg_match("/^ and/", "", $mid_str)


Can you guys help me with correct code?


Thanks for looking.


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Also, adding the / delimiters should have gotten rid of the warning. So if it's still not working, then that's a different issue and your code probably wasn't working as intended even with eregi.


For starters, you are providing an empty string as the 2nd arg. that is the "source" string to match stuff from, in both eregi and preg_match. Your pattern isn't going to match anything in an empty string..


Also, you didn't make the preg_match version case-insensitive (read the sticky link).


Beyond that.. you're going to have to provide more details than "not working".

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