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strrpos — Finds the last position at which a character occurs within a string.


int strrpos(string, character);
string string: String to search
string character: Character to find


Integer; FALSE if the character cannot be found in the string


strrpos() returns the position of the last occurrence of character within string .

If character is not found, the function returnsFALSE .

If the character parameter is not a string, it's converted to an integer. The resulting integer is used as the ordinal value of a character.


PHP 3+, PHP 4+

See also

Other functions that find characters within strings:







Example 1231. Search for the last "a" in an aphorism

$text = "It's darkest before the dawn.";
echo strrpos($text, 'a');


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