PHP - Function preg_quote()


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Syntax

string preg_quote ( string $str [, string $delimiter] );

Definition and Usage

preg_quote() takes str and puts a backslash in front of every character that is part of the regular expression syntax.

Return Value

  • Returns the quoted string.

Example

Following is the piece of code, copy and paste this code into a file and verify the result.

<?php
   $keywords = '$40 for a g3/400';
   $keywords = preg_quote($keywords, '/');
   
   echo $keywords;
?>

This will produce the following result −


php_regular_expression.htm