How to remove white space from the beginning of a string in PHP

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Answer: Use the PHP ltrim() function

You can use the PHP ltrim() function to strip whitespace from the beginning of a string.

  • <?php
  • $my_str = '    Hello World!';
  • echo strlen($my_str); // Outputs: 16
  •  
  • $trimmed_str = ltrim($my_str);
  • echo strlen($trimmed_str); // Outputs: 12
  • ?>

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