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Hello Guys,

I came around a situation where i have to extract a particular string on a given URLs/Sites :-

suppose URL is :-

Now my concern is - I want to get URL till spec/test/speg/fastplay/mplay and remove everything after that words.

So my output would be :-

Please note that - Not every URLs/ Sites have .com domain.

Thanks in advance....

What I have tried:

I tried to do substring. But there is no particular identifier like Sites/speg/fastplay/mplay. So not able to acheive task.
Updated 19-Dec-17 22:41pm
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan 20-Dec-17 2:34am    
There is no particular logic working behind this approach. I cannot see any. Somewhere you are trimming last two elements, somewhere, three. Sometimes your string is having an element with "-" to be removed, somewhere it is just the last two.

Who asked you to solve this?

Looks like a homework, if so, please ask your teacher to make it solveable.
Sinisa Hajnal 20-Dec-17 2:35am    
In essence, you need either first thing after base url or first thing after baseurl/sites. Not that hard to do, try it and let us know.

1 solution


function getUrl(url) {
          var final =
          url = url.toLowerCase(); var target = [];
          var temp = url.split('/');
          if (url.indexOf('.com') > -1) {

              var count = temp.indexOf('sites')
                  count = count + 2;
              for (var i = 0; i < count  ; i++) {
              final = target.join('/');
          else {

              var count = 2;
              if (url.indexOf('//') > -1)
                  count = count + 2;
              for (var i = 0; i < count; i++) {
              final = target.join('/');
          return final;
      getUrl('')  //
      getUrl('')  //
      getUrl('uat-abc-link/project/sites/fastplay/kwott/site-page/dbs.html') //"uat-abc-link/project/sites/fastplay"
      getUrl('https://amst-tpage/speg/minaral-water/pages/mpower.asp') //"https://amst-tpage/speg"
      getUrl('www.marklet/mplay/extra.fff/chart.aspx') //www.marklet/mplay"
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