PHP | ltrim() Function

PHP ltrim() Function

Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP ltrim() Function.

The PHP ltrim() function is used to remove whitespace or other predefined characters from the beginning of a string.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

string ltrim ( string $str [, string $character_mask ] )

Parameter Details

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It contains the information about string input



You can also specify the characters you want to strip

Return Value

This built-in function in PHP returns a string with whitespace removed from the left side of the string.


Try out the example below -

   $str = "web design tutorialz!";
   echo $str . "<br>";
   echo ltrim($str,"best e-learning platform");


When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

web design tutorialz!
web design tutorialz!

Alright guys! This is where we are going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we will be studying about the PHP md5_file() Function.

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