This is more of a note-to-self type of post.
You know that series of symbols and characters in a chain following each other? Sometimes you will find them with a find, replace, or find and replace function.
- This processes a URL:
- From WordPress: The following example removes all HTML comments in the first pattern, and causes a favicon (with any filename extension) to be loaded from another domain in the second pattern:
#<!--.*?-->#s => #\bsrc="/(favicon\..*)"# => src="http://mycdn.somewhere.com/$1"
Well, they are called regular expressions and you can learn more about them at some of these sites:
- Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regular_expression
- Regular-Expressions: http://www.regular-expressions.info/
- REGEX Library: http://regexlib.com/Default.aspx
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