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stripslashes

Un-quote string quoted with addslashes (PHP 4, PHP 5)
string stripslashes ( string str )

Un-quotes a quoted string.

Note:

If magic_quotes_sybase is on, no backslashes are stripped off but two apostrophes are replaced by one instead.

An example use of stripslashes() is when the PHP directive magic_quotes_gpc is on (it's on by default), and you aren't inserting this data into a place (such as a database) that requires escaping. For example, if you're simply outputting data straight from an HTML form.

Parameters

str

The input string.

Return Values

Returns a string with backslashes stripped off. (\' becomes ' and so on.) Double backslashes (\\) are made into a single backslash (\).

Examples

Example 2454. A stripslashes() example

<?php
$str
= "Is your name O\'reilly?";

// Outputs: Is your name O'reilly?
echo stripslashes($str);
?>


Note:

stripslashes() is not recursive. If you want to apply this function to a multi-dimensional array, you need to use a recursive function.

Example 2455. Using stripslashes() on an array

<?php
function stripslashes_deep($value)
{
   
$value = is_array($value) ?
               
array_map('stripslashes_deep', $value) :
               
stripslashes($value);

   return
$value;
}

// Example
$array = array("f\\'oo", "b\\'ar", array("fo\\'o", "b\\'ar"));
$array = stripslashes_deep($array);

// Output
print_r($array);
?>

The above example will output:

Array
(
   [0] => f'oo
   [1] => b'ar
   [2] => Array
       (
           [0] => fo'o
           [1] => b'ar
       )

)