Check if a string starts with given word in PHP

Server Side ProgrammingProgrammingPHP

Create a function to check whether a string begins with the specified string or not. The function should return TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

The following is the syntax −

begnWith(str, begnStr)

Consider the following parameters in it to check −

  • str − The string to be tested

  • begnStr − The text to be searched in the beginning of the specified string.

Example

The following is an example −

 Live Demo

<?php
   function begnWith($str, $begnString) {
      $len = strlen($begnString);
      return (substr($str, 0, $len) = = = $begnString);
   }
   if(begnWith("pqrstuvwxyz","p"))
      echo "True! It begins with p!";
   else
      echo "False! It isn't beginning with p!";
?>

Output

The following is the output −

True! It begins with p!
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Published on 21-Feb-2019 13:31:43
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