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ob_end_clean

Clean (erase) the output buffer and turn off output buffering (PHP 4, PHP 5)
bool ob_end_clean ( )

This function discards the contents of the topmost output buffer and turns off this output buffering. If you want to further process the buffer's contents you have to call ob_get_contents() before ob_end_clean() as the buffer contents are discarded when ob_end_clean() is called.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure. Reasons for failure are first that you called the function without an active buffer or that for some reason a buffer could not be deleted (possible for special buffer).

Errors/Exceptions

If the function fails it generates an E_NOTICE.

ChangeLog

VersionDescription
4.2.0 The boolean return value was added.

Examples

The following example shows an easy way to get rid of all output buffers:

Example 1683. ob_end_clean() example

<?php
ob_start
();
echo
'Text that won\'t get displayed.';
ob_end_clean();
?>