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nl2br

Inserts HTML line breaks before all newlines in a string (PHP 4, PHP 5)
string nl2br ( string string )

Returns string with '<br />' inserted before all newlines.

Parameters

string

The input string.

Return Values

Returns the altered string.

ChangeLog

VersionDescription
4.0.5 nl2br() is now XHTML compliant. All older versions will return string with '<br>' inserted before newlines instead of '<br />'.

Examples

Example 2422. using nl2br()

<?php
echo nl2br("foo isn't\n bar");
?>

The above example will output:

foo isn't<br />
bar