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strstr — Returns all of string after the first occurrence of substring .


string strstr(string, substring);
string string: String to search
mixed substring: String to find


String; FALSE if the substring doesn't exist in the string


strstr() returns all of string after the first occurrence of substring . If substring doesn't exist in string , the function returnsFALSE.


PHP 3+, PHP 4+

See also

Other functions that find characters within strings:







Example 1233. Use strstr() to parse data out of a simple format

$quote = "A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. --Mark Twain";
$separator = '--';
if ($remainer = strstr($quote, $separator)) {
   echo "The author for this quote was likely '",
      substr($remainer, strlen($separator)), "'.";
} else {
   echo "Is this quote in the right format? I couldn't find '$separator'";

Output:The author for this quote was likely 'Mark Twain'.

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