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How to get the last n characters of a PHP string?
  • Last Updated : 31 Oct, 2018

Write a PHP program to get last n characters of a given string.

Examples:

Input : $str = "GeeksforGeeks!"
        $n = 6 
Output : Geeks!

Input : $str = "GeeksforGeeks!"
        $n = 9
Output : forGeeks!

Method 1: Tn this method, traverse the last N characters of the string and keep appending them in a new string.

Example:




<?php
  
$str = "GeeksforGeeks!";
$n = 6;
  
// Starting index of the string
// where the new string begins
$start = strlen($str) - $n;
  
// New string
$str1 = '';
  
for ($x = $start; $x < strlen($str); $x++) {
      
    // Appending characters to the new string
    $str1 .= $str[$x];
}
  
// Print new string
echo $str1;
?>
Output:



Geeks!

Method 2: Another way to do this use inbuilt library function substr with parameters as the name of the string.

Example:




<?php
  
$str = "GeeksforGeeks!";
$n = 6;
  
$start = strlen($str) - $n;
  
// substr returns the new string.
$str1 = substr($str, $start);
  
echo $str1;
?>
Output:
Geeks!

Note: In above example, $start can also take -N to create a sub-string of last n characters

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