This is my second time (in a long time) ever touching php. I am trying to replace the file content between two HTML comments with content from another file located in the same directory.
Right now, I am testing by only replacing the content between two HTML comments with a single line ($newCode).
When I run the following code, however, it wants to replace the entire file with nothing but that $newCode line on each line:
#!/bin/php <?php // Testing preg_replace() with string $tagBegin = '<!-- test4 Begin ColdFusion Template Html_Head -->'; $tagEnd = '<!-- test4 End ColdFusion Template Html_Head -->'; $tagSearch = '/[^'. $tagBegin .'](.*)[^'. $tagEnd .']/'; $strReplace = 'Testing php code'; $testString = '<!-- test4 Begin ColdFusion Template Html_Head -->I should be gone.<!-- test4 End ColdFusion Template Html_Head -->'; // Replaces everything between the two tags with the cfReplace code - THIS WORKS // echo "Testing string replace..."; // echo preg_replace( $tagSearch, $strRieplace, $testString ); // echo ( " " .$testString ); // Testing replace on ./testAaron.htm - THIS DOES NOT WORK echo " Testing file replace..."; $testFile = 'testAaron.htm'; $newCode = 'Replaced <html> and all Header info!!!'; // to be replaced with cf code echo preg_replace( $tagSearch, $newCode, file_get_contents( $testFile ) ); ?>
I have a feeling it's the
file_get_contents() in the last parameter of the
preg_replace() function, but I don't know why.
When I took out the
file_get_contents() and placed only the
$testFile in it, the script ran with only one line and none of the rest of the testAaron.htm code.
When I opened the testAaron.htm file, there were no changes at all.
I thought maybe 'echo' was just letting me preview and print what would be changed, so I took that out, but it made no difference.