ltrim() function in PHP || PHP ltrim function

ltrim() function in php

Last Updated by Pooja Chikara 12-May-20

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ltrim() function of PHP is used to remove some user-defined characters or white space from the left side of a PHP string. It is an inbuilt function of PHP. The return type of this function is a string.

Note:

a) If you want to remove some user-defined text or white space from the right side of any string, use rtrim() PHP function.
b) If you want to remove some user-defined text or white space from both sides of any string, use trim() PHP function.

Syntax:

ltrim($string,$characters);

here,

  • $string is a PHP string from which we want to remove either some predefined texts or white space used by this function. It is mandatory.
  • $characters are user-defined text which we want to remove from the given string. It is optional.

Example:

<?php
$str="Most welcome to coding tag";
$u_str=ltrim($str,"Most");
echo "Old string is : $str <br>";
echo "Modified string is : $u_str";
?>

Output:

ltrim() function in php


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