Ara Sivaneswaran Ara Sivaneswaran - 27 days ago 16
PHP Question

Explode a string with line break

I am trying to break a string into an array using the explode function.

I want it break the string using the line breaks found inside the string.

I looked it up and I tried all the ways but I can't get it to work.

Here is what I have so far:

$r = explode("\r\n" , $roster[0]);


But when I var_dump the variable, I get the following:

array (size=1)
0 => string '\r\n ( G A Sh Hi Ga Ta PIM, +\/- Icetime Rating)\r\nR Danny Kristo 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 7.00 7\r\nR Brian Gionta 1 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 19.20 8\r\nR Steve Quailer...


Any ideas why?

Answer

The problem is that \r\n in the original text are NOT end of line symbols - it's just literally 'backslash-r-backslash-n' sequence. Hence you need to take this into account:

$r = explode('\r\n', $roster[0]);

... i.e., use single quotes to delimit the string.