lukaswhite/string-utilities

Some miscellaneous string utilities for PHP

0.0.5 2019-12-23 09:28 UTC

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A few miscellanous PHP string utilities.

Strip Punctuation

As the name suggests, the stripPunctuation() method strips all punctuation from a string.

Strings::stripPunctuation( 
	'This, is a sentence, with - some - punctuation.' 
);
// outputs This is a sentence with  some  punctuation

To avoid the addtional spaces where the dashes have been replaced, see stripMultipleSpaces()

Strip Multiple Spaces

The stripMultipleSpaces() strips multiple spaces:

Strings::stripMultipleSpaces(
	'This is  a string that has  some extra spaces'
);
// outputs This is a string that has some extra spaces

Replace the nth Occurence of a Substring

If you have a string that contains multiple occurences of a given substring, but only want to replace a specific one, use replaceNth().

Strings::replaceNth( '0', '1', '0000000000', 5 );
// Outputs 0000100000

Replace All But First Occurence of a Substring

If you have a string that contains multiple occurences of a given substring, but want to replace all but the first one then use replaceAllButFirstOccurence().

Strings::replaceAllButFirstOccurence( '0', '1', '0000000000' );
// Outputs 0111111111

Random Hex String

The randomHex() method returns a random hexadecimal number, as a string, to the specified length.

Strings::randomHex( 5 );
// Outputs something like de0f42

To force it to be uppercase, pass true as the second argument.

Strings::randomHex( 5, true );
// Outputs something like DE0F42

Starts With

Use startsWith() to determine whether a string starts with a specified substring.

Strings::startsWith( 'This is a test', 'This' )
// true

By default, the method is case sensitive. To make it case-insensitive, pass false as a third argument.

Strings::startsWith( 'This is a test', 'this', false )
// true

Ends With

Use endsWith() to determine whether a string ends with a specified substring.

Strings::startsWith( 'This is a test', 'test' )
// true

By default, the method is case sensitive. To make it case-insensitive, pass false as a third argument.

Strings::startsWith( 'This is a test', 'Test', false )
// true

Generate an Excerpt

To generate an exceprt; as in, trim a string to a specified maximum number of words:

$excerpt = Strings::excerpt( $content, 25 );

By default this appends ... to the end of the string; change this using the optional third argument, for example:

$excerpt = Strings::excerpt( 
	$content, 
	100,
	'<a href="/path/to/page">Read More</a>'
);

Alternatively, if you need to limit the length of the excerpt to a specified number of characters:

$excerpt = Strings::excerptCharacters( $content, 200 );