stripcslashes

(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7, PHP 8)

stripcslashesUn-quote string quoted with addcslashes()

Description

stripcslashes(string $string): string

Returns a string with backslashes stripped off. Recognizes C-like \n, \r ..., octal and hexadecimal representation.

Parameters

string

The string to be unescaped.

Return Values

Returns the unescaped string.

Examples

Example #1 stripcslashes() example

<?php

var_dump
(stripcslashes('I\'d have a coffee.\nNot a problem.') === "I'd have a coffee.
Not a problem."
); // true
?>

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rafayhingoro[at]hotmail[dot]com
5 years ago
stripcslashes does not simply skip the C-style escape sequences \a, \b, \f, \n, \r, \t and \v, but converts them to their actual meaning.

So
<?php
stripcslashes
('\n') == "\n"; //true;

$str = "we are escaping \r\n"; //we are escaping

?>
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jsmneo at dreamworkstudio dot net
14 years ago
you might want to do a double stripslashes to completely remove 3 consecutive slashes

$stripped = 'this is a string with three\\\ slashes';
$stripped = stripslahses($stripped);
would output:
'this is a string with three\ slashes'

$stripped = 'this is a string with three\\\ slashes';
$stripped = stripslahses(stripslashes($stripped));
would output:
'this is a string with three slashes'
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