PHP | strspn() Function

PHP strspn() 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 strspn() Function.

The PHP strspn() function is used to find the length of the initial segment of a string consisting entirely of characters contained within a given mask. It returns the number of characters found in the string from the charlist parameter.

Note: This function is binary-safe.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -


Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameters & Description


It specifies the string to search



It specifies the string length



It specifies where to begin the start



It specifies characters to find

Return Value

It returns the number of characters found in the string from the charlist parameter, else FALSE if the string is not found.


Try out the example below -

   echo strspn("webdesigntutorialz","w");


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


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 strstr() Function.

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