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PHP strspn() Function

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Example

Return the number of characters found in the string "Hello world!" that contains the characters "kHlleo":

<?php
echo strspn("Hello world!","kHlleo");
?>

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Definition and Usage

The strspn() function returns the number of characters found in the string that contains only characters from the charlist parameter.

Tip: Use the strcspn() function to return the number of characters found in a string before any part of the specified characters are found.

Note: This function is binary-safe.


Syntax

strspn(string,charlist,start,length)

Parameter Description
string Required. Specifies the string to search
charlist Required. Specifies the characters to find
start Optional. Specifies where in the string to start
length Optional. Defines the length of the string

Technical Details

Return Value: Returns the number of characters found in the string that contains only characters from the charlist parameter.
PHP Version: 4+
Changelog: The start and length parameters were added in PHP 4.3.


More Examples

Example 1

Return the number of characters found in the string "abcdefand" that contains the characters "abc":

<?php
echo strspn("abcdefand","abc");
?>

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