php get first character of string
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get last character of string php

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substr("testers", -1); // returns "s"

substr() php

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<?php
echo substr('abcdef', 1);     // bcdef
echo substr('abcdef', 1, 3);  // bcd
echo substr('abcdef', 0, 4);  // abcd
echo substr('abcdef', 0, 8);  // abcdef
echo substr('abcdef', -1, 1); // f

// Accessing single characters in a string
// can also be achieved using "square brackets"
$string = 'abcdef';
echo $string[0];                 // a
echo $string[3];                 // d
echo $string[strlen($string)-1]; // f

?>

//substr() function returns certain bits of a string 

php get first 5 characters of string

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$result = substr("Hello How are you", 0, 5); //first 5 chars "Hello"

php get first character of string

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$firstStringCharacter = substr("hello", 0, 1);

take last four digits php

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$newstring = substr($dynamicstring, -7);

php nth characters from end of string

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  $rest = substr("abcdef", -3, 1); // returns 'd'