L. String functions

These functions all manipulate strings in various ways. Some more specialized sections can be found in the regular expression and URL handling sections.

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AddCSlashes — Quote string with slashes in a C style.
AddSlashes — Quote string with slashes
bin2hex — Convert binary data into hexadecimal representation
Chop — Remove trailing whitespace.
Chr — Return a specific character.
chunk_split — Split a string into smaller chunks.
convert_cyr_string — Convert from one Cyrillic character set to another.
count_chars — Return information abouts characters used in a string.
crypt — DES-encrypt a string.
echo — Output one or more strings.
explode — Split a string by string
flush — Flush the output buffer.
get_html_translation_table — Returns the translation table used by htmlspecialchars() and htmlentities().
get_meta_tags — Extracts all meta tag content attributes from a file and returns an array.
htmlentities — Convert all applicable characters to HTML entities.
htmlspecialchars — Convert special characters to HTML entities.
implode — Join array elements with a string
join — Join array elements with a string.
ltrim — Strip whitespace from the beginning of a string.
md5 — Calculate the md5 hash of a string.
Metaphone — Calculate the metaphone key of a string.
nl2br — Converts newlines to HTML line breaks.
Ord — Return ASCII value of character.
parse_str — Parses the string into variables.
print — Output a string
printf — Output a formatted string.
quoted_printable_decode — Convert a quoted-printable string to an 8 bit string.
QuoteMeta — quote meta characters
rawurldecode — Decode URL-encoded strings
rawurlencode — URL-encode according to RFC1738.
setlocale — Set locale information.
similar_text — Calculate the similarity between two strings.
soundex — Calculate the soundex key of a string
sprintf — Return a formatted string
strcasecmp — Binary safe case-insensitive string comparison.
strchr — Find the first occurrence of a character.
strcmp — Binary safe string comparison
strcspn — Find length of initial segment not matching mask.
strip_tags — Strip HTML and PHP tags from a string
StripCSlashes — un-quote string quoted with addcslashes
StripSlashes — Un-quote string quoted with addslashes
stristr — Case-insensitive strstr().
strlen — Get string length.
strpos — Find position of first occurrence of a string.
strrchr — Find the last occurrence of a character in a string.
str_repeat — Repeat a string.
strrev — Reverse a string.
strrpos — Find position of last occurrence of a char in a string.
strspn — Find length of initial segment matching mask.
strstr — Find first occurrence of a string.
strtok — Tokenize string
strtolower — Make a string lowercase.
strtoupper — Make a string uppercase.
str_replace — Replace all occurrences of needle in haystack with str.
strtr — Translate certain characters.
substr — Return part of a string
substr_replace — Replace text within a portion of a string.
trim — Strip whitespace from the beginning and end of a string.
ucfirst — Make a string's first character uppercase.
ucwords — Uppercase the first character of each word in a string