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quotemeta

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

quotemetaQuote meta characters

Description

string quotemeta ( string $str )

Returns a version of str with a backslash character (\) before every character that is among these:

. \ + * ? [ ^ ] ( $ )

Parameters

str

The input string.

Return Values

Returns the string with meta characters quoted, or FALSE if an empty string is given as str.

Notes

Note: This function is binary-safe.

See Also

PHP Manual