What is PhpDig?
PhpDig is a PHP MySQL based
Web Spider & Search Engine.



stripslashes — Strips backslashes from a string.


string stripslashes(string);
string string:




stripslashes() removes the backslashes from any escape sequence that it encounters in a string. An escape sequence starts with a backslash and is followed by one or more characters.

This function is often used to strip backslashes from data retrieved from a database or to clean up data submitted by an HTML form.


PHP 3+, PHP 4+

See also

To remove backslashes and convert C-style escape sequences to their literal values:


To add slashes to a string:



Example 1224. Remove slashes from data retrieved from a database

// database connection code omitted for brevity

$author = 'Sam Clemens';

// query a db
$query  = "SELECT quote FROM aphorisms WHERE author like '$author'";
$result = mysql_query($query);

// write out the results of the query
if (0 == mysql_num_rows($result)) {
   die("Sorry, no witticisms from $author for you today!");

while ($temp = mysql_fetch_row($result)) {
   echo stripslashes($temp[0]), "\n\n";

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