Regex, get string value between two characters


Question

I'd like to return string between two characters, @ and dot (.).

I tried to use regex but cannot find it working.

(@(.*?).)

Anybody?

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1/9/2010 7:47:50 PM

Accepted Answer

Your regular expression almost works, you just forgot to escape the period. Also, in PHP you need delimiters:

'/@(.*?)\./s'

The s is the DOTALL modifier.

Here's a complete example of how you could use it in PHP:

$s = 'foo@bar.baz';
$matches = array();
$t = preg_match('/@(.*?)\./s', $s, $matches);
print_r($matches[1]);

Output:

bar
34
1/9/2010 8:02:27 PM

Try this regular expression:

@([^.]*)\.

The expression [^.]* will match any number of any character other than the dot. And the plain dot needs to be escaped as it’s a special character.


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