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  • All Tokens
  • Common Tokens
  • General Tokens
  • Anchors
  • Meta Sequences
  • Quantifiers
  • Group Constructs
  • Character Classes
  • Flags/Modifiers
  • Substitution
  • A single character of: a, b or c
    [abc]
  • A character except: a, b or c
    [^abc]
  • A character in the range: a-z
    [a-z]
  • A character not in the range: a-z
    [^a-z]
  • A character in the range: a-z or A-Z
    [a-zA-Z]
  • Any single character
    .
  • Alternate - match either a or b
    a|b
  • Any whitespace character
    \s
  • Any non-whitespace character
    \S
  • Any digit
    \d
  • Any non-digit
    \D
  • Any word character
    \w
  • Any non-word character
    \W
  • Match everything enclosed
    (?:...)
  • Capture everything enclosed
    (...)
  • Zero or one of a
    a?
  • Zero or more of a
    a*
  • One or more of a
    a+
  • Exactly 3 of a
    a{3}
  • 3 or more of a
    a{3,}
  • Between 3 and 6 of a
    a{3,6}
  • Start of string
    ^
  • End of string
    $
  • A word boundary
    \b
  • Non-word boundary
    \B

Regular Expression

/
/
gm

Test String

Substitution

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Code Generator

Generated Code

$re = '/^(http(s)?:\/\/)?([\w]+\.)?linkedin\.com\/(pub|in|profile)/m'; $str = 'es.linkedin.com/pub/francisco-fernandez/30/14/62 https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=107523146&authType=name&authToken=A2nj&trk=nmp_pymk_name de.linkedin.com/pub/frank-rempp/1/638/7a1 http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/some-name/1/1b3/b45/ http://nl.linkedin.com/pub/other-name/11/223/544 http://www.linkedin.com/in/aname/ http://www.linkedin.com/in/another-name http://linkedin.com/in/name http://nl.linkedin.com/in/name http://nl.linkedin.com/in/name/'; $subst = ""; $result = preg_replace($re, $subst, $str); echo "The result of the substitution is ".$result;

Please keep in mind that these code samples are automatically generated and are not guaranteed to work. If you find any syntax errors, feel free to submit a bug report. For a full regex reference for PHP, please visit: http://php.net/manual/en/ref.pcre.php