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PHP | stripslashes() Function

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  • Last Updated : 28 Mar, 2018
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The stripslashes() function is a built-in function in PHP. This function removes backslashes in a string.


Parameter: This function accepts only one parameter as shown in the above syntax. It is described below:

  • string: This is the only parameter required which specifies the string on which the function will operate.

Return Values: This function returns a string with backslashes stripped off.


Input : "Geeks for\ Geeks"
Output : Geeks for Geeks

Input : "A\ Computer \Science \Portal"
Output : A Computer Science Portal

Below programs illustrate the stripslashes() function in PHP:

Program 1:

    $str = "Geeks for\ Geeks";
    echo stripslashes($str);


Geeks for Geeks

Program 2: In this program we will see the array implementation of stripslashes() function. stripslashes() is not recursive. In order to apply this function to an array, a recursive function is required.

function stripslashes_arr($value)
    $value = is_array($value) ?
                array_map('stripslashes_arr', $value) :
    return $value;
$array = array("Gee\\ks ", "fo\\r", " \\Geeks");
$array = stripslashes_arr($array);


    [0] => Geeks 
    [1] => for
    [2] =>  Geeks


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