ereg and file_get_contents

Iam trying to check if a sting is in a webpage but using ereg is not working, i think its because of the white staces. ie.

$string="PHP is good as long as you know the terminology";

$URL = "";

if(!ereg($string,file_get_contents($URL))) {
echo "String not found"; } else { echo "String found"; }

Is there something else i can use

I have found and tried


It seems to work fine but I have my doubts as there isn’t a lot of feedback regarding this function on PHP.NET can anyone shed some light on it

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