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str_ends_withChecks if a string ends with a given substring


str_ends_with(string $haystack, string $needle): bool

Performs a case-sensitive check indicating if haystack ends with needle.



The string to search in.


The substring to search for in the haystack.

Return Values

Returns true if haystack ends with needle, false otherwise.


Example #1 Using the empty string ''

if (str_ends_with('abc''')) {
"All strings end with the empty string";

The above example will output:

All strings end with the empty string

Example #2 Showing case-sensitivity

'The lazy fox jumped over the fence';

if (
str_ends_with($string'fence')) {
"The string ends with 'fence'\n";

if (
str_ends_with($string'Fence')) {
'The string ends with "fence"';
} else {
'"fence" was not found because the case does not match';


The above example will output:

The string ends with 'fence'
"fence" was not found because the case does not match


Note: This function is binary-safe.

See Also

  • str_contains() - Determine if a string contains a given substring
  • str_starts_with() - Checks if a string starts with a given substring
  • stripos() - Find the position of the first occurrence of a case-insensitive substring in a string
  • strrpos() - Find the position of the last occurrence of a substring in a string
  • strripos() - Find the position of the last occurrence of a case-insensitive substring in a string
  • strstr() - Find the first occurrence of a string
  • strpbrk() - Search a string for any of a set of characters
  • substr() - Return part of a string
  • preg_match() - Perform a regular expression match

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User Contributed Notes 3 notes

javalc6 at gmail dot com
8 months ago
In case you are using an older version of PHP (e.g. PHP 7), you can define and use the following function:

function endsWith($haystack, $needle) {
    $length = strlen($needle);
    return $length > 0 ? substr($haystack, -$length) === $needle : true;
divinity76 at gmail dot com
28 days ago
this is the fastest php7-implementation i can think of, it should be faster than javalc6 and Reinder's implementations, as this one doesn't create new strings (but theirs does)

if (! function_exists('str_ends_with')) {
str_ends_with(string $haystack, string $needle): bool
$needle_len = strlen($needle);
        return (
$needle_len === 0 || 0 === substr_compare($haystack, $needle, - $needle_len));
1 month ago
In PHP7 you may want to use:

if (!function_exists('str_ends_with')) {
  function str_ends_with($str, $end) {
    return (@substr_compare($str, $end, -strlen($end))==0);

AFAIK that is binary safe and doesn't need additional checks.
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