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ltrim() Not working as expected
Let's say that I want to remove "This " from "This is some easy text", I would then try to do something like:
$text = "This is some easy text"; $strip = "This "; $text = ltrim($text, $strip); echo $text;
You'd think that I'd get "is some easy text" displayed to the console, but instead I get "ome easy text", I know the white space along with "is s" get trimmed because they are in the character_mask parameter but how then would you trim only the word "This " and nothing else, is there any way to do this?
Jennifer NordellTreehouse Teacher
Hi there! I'm not a PHP expert, but I whipped this up in a workspace using the
strstr function. I think it does what you want it to do.
<?php $text = "This is some easy text"; $first_word = strstr($text, ' ', true); echo "$first_word\n"; $without_first_word = strstr($text, ' '); echo "$without_first_word\n" ; ?>
You can find the documentation on this function here.
Hope this helps!