PHP: strstr() function


The strstr() function is used to get the first occurrence of a string inside another string.

This function is case-sensitive.


(PHP 4 and above)


strstr(string_name, search_string, before_search) 


Name Description Required /
string_name The input string. Required String
search_string The string to search for. Required Mixed*
before_search Returns the part of the string_name before the first occurrence of the search_string when true. Optional Boolean

*Mixed: Mixed indicates that a parameter may accept multiple (but not necessarily all) types.

Return value:

The portion of the string, or false if search_string is not found.

Value Type: String.

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echo $newstring;



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See also

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On Firefox you can use an extension called FirePHP which enables the logging and dumping of information from your PHP applications to the console. This is an addon to the awesome web development extension Firebug.

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However if you are using Chrome there is a PHP debugging tool called Chrome Logger or webug (webug has problems with the order of logs).

More recently Clockwork is in active development which extends the Developer Tools by adding a new panel to provide useful debugging and profiling information. It provides out of the box support for Laravel 4 and Slim 2 and support can be added via its extensible API.

Using Xdebug

A better way to debug your PHP would be via Xdebug. Most browsers provide helper extensions to help you pass the required cookie/query string to initialize the debugging process.

  • Chrome - Xdebug Helper
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  • Opera - Xdebug
  • Safari - Xdebug Toggler

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