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<?php function get_between($the_string, $starts_with, $ends_with) { echo "before".$the_string."\n"; $the_string = substr($the_string,strpos ($the_string , $starts_with)); echo "now".$the_string."\n"; $temp = explode($starts_with, $the_string); $result_array = array(); $inc = 0; foreach($temp as $a_start_match) { echo $a_start_match."\n"; if (strlen($ends_with) <= strlen($a_start_match)) { $a_start_match = substr($a_start_match,0,strlen($a_start_match)-strpos ($a_start_match , $ends_with)); echo "testing ".$a_start_match."\n"; if(substr($a_start_match, -strlen($ends_with)) === $ends_with) { $result_array[$inc]=$a_start_match; $inc++; } } } return $result_array; } $the_string = "some string here string_1---1-----string2 some string here string_1----2----string2 some string here string_1----3----string2"; $a = "string_1"; $b = "string2"; print_R (get_between($the_string,$a,$b));
Output for 4.3.0 - 7.1.0
beforesome string here string_1---1-----string2 some string here string_1----2----string2 some string here string_1----3----string2 nowstring_1---1-----string2 some string here string_1----2----string2 some string here string_1----3----string2 ---1-----string2 some string here testing ---1-----string2 some str ----2----string2 some string here testing ----2----string2 some str ----3----string2 testing ----3-- Array ( )