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<?php $txt='28:Apr:2015 "This is an Example!"'; $re1='.*?'; # Non-greedy match on filler $re2='(?:[a-z][a-z]+)'; # Uninteresting: word $re3='.*?'; # Non-greedy match on filler $re4='(?:[a-z][a-z]+)'; # Uninteresting: word $re5='.*?'; # Non-greedy match on filler $re6='(?:[a-z][a-z]+)'; # Uninteresting: word $re7='.*?'; # Non-greedy match on filler $re8='(?:[a-z][a-z]+)'; # Uninteresting: word $re9='.*?'; # Non-greedy match on filler $re10='((?:[a-z][a-z]+))'; # Word 1 if ($c=preg_match_all ("/".$re1.$re2."/is", $txt, $matches)) { var_dump($matches); }
based on jNjO3
Output for 4.3.0 - 7.2.0
array(1) { [0]=> array(5) { [0]=> string(6) "28:Apr" [1]=> string(11) ":2015 "This" [2]=> string(3) " is" [3]=> string(3) " an" [4]=> string(8) " Example" } }