Before first space / after last space

Posted on 2009-03-29
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I want to find everything before first space:

     "Hello There World"

I want $first to be "Hello"
I want $last to be "World"

Question by:hankknight
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Expert Comment

ID: 24014046
one quick solution is to convert to array and pint first and last

  arr = explode(" ", "Hello There World");
  echo "First: ". arr[0];
  echo "Last: " . arr[count(arr)-1];

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Accepted Solution

youssefomar earned 500 total points
ID: 24014085
or you use strpos and strripos to find 1st and last spaces:

	$str =  "Hello There World";
	$first_space = strpos($str, " ");
	$last_space = strripos($str, " ");
	echo "first: " . substr($str,0,$first_space);
	echo "<br>last: " . substr($str,$last_space);

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Expert Comment

ID: 24014094
sorry I didn't type the $ before the arr variable in the 1st example, here it is again

  $arr = explode(" ", "Hello There World");
  echo "First: ". $arr[0];
  echo "<br>Last: " . $arr[count($arr)-1];

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