How to remove new lines and returns from php string

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A php variable contains the following string:

<p>text</p>
<p>text2</p>
<ul>
<li>item1</li>
<li>item2</li>
</ul>

I want to remove all the new line characters in this string so the string will look like this:

<p>text</p><p>text2><ul><li>item1</li><li>item2</li></ul>

I've tried the following without success:

str_replace('\n', '', $str);
str_replace('\r', '', $str);
str_replace('\r\n\', '', $str);

Anyone knows how to fix this?

Nov 19, 2020 in PHP by kartik
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1 answer to this question.

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Hello @kartik,

You need to place the \n in double quotes.
Inside single quotes it is treated as 2 characters '\' followed by 'n'

You need:

$str = str_replace("\n", '', $str);

A better alternative is to use PHP_EOL as:

$str = str_replace(PHP_EOL, '', $str);

Hope it helps!!

answered Nov 19, 2020 by Niroj
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