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PHP wordwrap() Function

Last Updated : 22 Jun, 2023
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The wordwrap() function is a built-in function in PHP. This function wraps a given string to a given number of characters using a string break character.


string wordwrap ($str, $width, $break, $cut )

Parameters : The function accepts 4 parameters as shown in the above syntax and are described below:

  1. $str: This parameter specifies the input string which is needed to break up into lines.
  2. $width: This parameter specifies the number of characters at which the string will be wrapped. That is number of characters after which the string will break.
  3. $break: This is an optional parameter and if specified appends the value at the point of breaking the string.
  4. $cut: It is a boolean parameter, if this parameter is set to TRUE, then the string is always wrapped at or before the specified width. That is it will also break a word from between if it comes in middle of the constraint specified by the parameter $width. When this parameter is set to FALSE the function does not split the word even if the width is smaller than the word width.

Return Value: The function returns a string wrapped upto specified length i.e. the string broken into lines on success, or FALSE on failure.

Below programs illustrate the wordwrap() function in PHP :

Program 1 :

// Input string
$str = "keep practicing at geeksforgeeks";
// prints the wrapped string
echo wordwrap($str, 15, "\n", TRUE); 


keep practicing

Program 2 :

// Input String
$text = "Be a part of geeksforgeeks.";
// Wrapped string
$newtext = wordwrap($text, 8, "\n", TRUE);
echo "$newtext\n";


Be a
part of


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