I am currently working on a PHP project and I am facing a challenge with regular expressions. I need to create a regular expression that matches a string which starts and ends with given specific strings.
To give you a little more context, in my project, I have a form where users can enter a string. However, I want to enforce a specific format for that string to be valid. So, the string should start with the word "start" and end with the word "end".
I have been researching and trying different approaches, but so far I haven't been successful in achieving this. I know that regular expressions are powerful tools for pattern matching, but I am still learning how to use them effectively.
Can anyone help me with this? What would be the correct regular expression that I can use to ensure that a string starts with "start" and ends with "end"? Any guidance or example code would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance for your help! I am excited to hear your suggestions.