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PHP stristr() Function

❮ PHP String Reference

Example

Find the first occurrence of "world" inside "Hello world!", and return the rest of the string:

<?php
echo stristr("Hello world!","WORLD");
?>
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Definition and Usage

The stristr() function searches for the first occurrence of a string inside another string.

Note: This function is binary-safe.

Note: This function is case-insensitive. For a case-sensitive search, use strstr() function.


Syntax

stristr(string,search,before_search)
Parameter Description
string Required. Specifies the string to search
search Required. Specifies the string to search for. If this parameter is a number, it will search for the character matching the ASCII value of the number
before_search Optional. A boolean value whose default is "false". If set to "true", it returns the part of the string before the first occurrence of the search parameter.


Technical Details

Return Value: Returns the rest of the string (from the matching point), or FALSE, if the string to search for is not found.
PHP Version: 4+
Changelog: The before_search parameter was added in PHP 5.3.
This function was made binary-safe in PHP 4.3

More Examples

Example

Search a string for the ASCII value of "o", and return the rest of the string:

<?php
echo stristr("Hello world!",111);
?>
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Example

Return the part of the string before the first occurence of "world":

<?php
echo stristr("Hello world!","WORLD",true);
?>
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❮ PHP String Reference