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PHP: quotemeta() function

Description

The quotemeta() function is used to add backslash character (\) before meta characters i.e. ' .', '\', '+', '*', '?', '[', '^', ']',' (', '$', ')' in a string.

Version:

(PHP 4 and above)

Syntax:

quotemeta (input_string)

Parameter:

Name Description Required /
Optional
Type
input_string The input string. Required string

Return value:

Returns the string with meta characters quoted.

Value Type: String.

Pictorial Presentation

php-string-quotemeta()

Example:

<?php
$input_string = 'w3resource.com';
echo quotemeta($input_string);
?> 

Output:

w3resource\.com

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See also

PHP Function Reference

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