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leftpad - Left Padding

This method adds padding characters to the beginning of a string until it reaches a certain lenght.

You can define the length of the string and the padding to be used.


leftpad ( $subject , $length , $padding ) Returns the string $subject with length length padded with $padding characters


$subject The string (or number) to be lengthened
$length the length of the target string after adding padding

The string to be added to the subject as padding

Note: If the padding string is longer than one character, the length of the target string can become larger than $length


Left Padding Example

Returns: ***123

leftpad(leftpadding is 1337,100,!)
Returns: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!leftpadding is 1337

Left padding with a string

leftpad(...puertorico,60, ai)

Returns the lyrics of the chorus of the song Puerto Rico by VAYA CON DIOS:
ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai...puertorico

See also

truncate - truncate string length replace - string replace rightpad - Right Padding