PHP strpos() Function

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Example

Find the position of the first occurrence of "php" inside the string:

<?php
echo strpos("I love php, I love php too!","php");
?>

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Definition and Usage

The strpos() function finds the position of the first occurrence of a string inside another string.

Note: The strpos() function is case-sensitive.

Note: This function is binary-safe.

Related functions:

  • strrpos() - Finds the position of the last occurrence of a string inside another string (case-sensitive)
  • stripos() - Finds the position of the first occurrence of a string inside another string (case-insensitive)
  • strripos() - Finds the position of the last occurrence of a string inside another string (case-insensitive)

Syntax

strpos(string,find,start)

Parameter Description
string Required. Specifies the string to search
find Required. Specifies the string to find
start Optional. Specifies where to begin the search

Technical Details

Return Value: Returns the position of the first occurrence of a string inside another string, or FALSE if the string is not found. Note: String positions start at 0, and not 1.
PHP Version: 4+

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