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PHP ereg() Function

PHP ereg() Function

Hello folks! welcome back to a new section of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we will be discussing about the PHP ereg() Function.

The PHP ereg() function searches a string specified by string for a string specified by pattern, then returning true if the pattern is found, otherwise false. The search is case sensitive in regard to alphabetic characters.

The optional input parameter regs holds an array of all matched expressions that were grouped by parentheses in the PHP regular expression.


The following is the syntax for the ereg() function -

int ereg(string pattern, string originalstring, [array regs]);

Return Value

  • This PHP function returns true if the pattern is found, otherwise false.


Following is a simple example -

   $email_id = "admin@webdesigntutorialz.com";
   $retval = ereg("(\.)(com$)", $email_id);
   if( $retval == true )
      echo "Found a .com<br>";
   } else {
      echo "Could not found a .com<br>";
   $retval = ereg(("(\.)(com$)"), $email_id, $regs);
   if( $retval == true )
      echo "Found a .com and reg = ". $regs[0];
   } else {
      echo "Could not found a .com";


When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about PHP ereg_replace() Function.

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