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    Hi all

    Ok, i have very little idea on how to make one of these...so please correct any of the code below if it is incorrect.

    I want to open site.com...read the html source...and extract say whats in the *s in this line..
    <b><font face="verdana">*Headline*</font></b>
    I also want it to retrieve wats in the *s more than once, ie..if that string can be found 10 times in the page...i want all 10 results.

    This will be running in the background, with a headline check every hour or so...not so that it scans when someone visits my page.

    I would then like for the *headline*s to be added to mysql (which i can handle myself).


    Here is my code..(well, php.net's)
    <?php
    $file = fopen("http://www.php.net/", "r");
    if (!$file) {
    echo "<p>Unable to open remote file.n";
    exit;
    }
    while (!feof($file)) {
    $line = fgets($file, 1024);
    if (eregi("REGEXP", $line, $out)) {
    $headline = $out[1];
    break;
    }
    }
    fclose($file);
    ?>

    Could someone help me with the regexp, and also help me with getting more than one result?

    Thanks in advance
    Basil
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    i would think that a perl script running in a cron job would be easier than making it run in the background. plus, string parsing is easier in perl.

    then you could just have it dump the text to a file and pull it from there

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