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[PHP] How to Easily Truncate Text in PHP
<?php
/**
* Truncates the specified text to the specified length to the last whole word and
* adds ellipses to the end of the truncated string.
*
* @param string $text The text to truncate.
* @param int $length The maximum allowed length of the text.
* @return string The text if it's less than the length of the specified length or the text truncated to the specified length.
*/
public function truncate($text, $length)
{
if ($length >= \strlen($text)) {
return $text;
}
return preg_replace(
"/^(.{1,$length})(\s.*|$)/s",
'\\1...',
$text
);
}
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