Ends with

Returns true or fales depending on whether the text ends with the given string or not.

 * EndsWith
 * Tests whether a text ends with the given
 * string or not.
 * @param     string
 * @param     string
 * @return    bool
function EndsWith($Haystack, $Needle){
    // Recommended version, using strpos
    return strrpos($Haystack, $Needle) === strlen($Haystack)-strlen($Needle);
// Another way, using substr
function EndsWith_Old($Haystack, $Needle){
    return substr($Haystack, strlen($Needle)*-1) == $Needle;
Snippet Details

$ExampleText = '[snippet]';
if (EndsWith($ExampleText, ']')){
    print 'The string ends with -> ] <-';
$ExampleText = 'Evil monkey';
if (!EndsWith($ExampleText, 'evil')){
    print 'The text does not start with evil!';

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Older comments:

jakob September 19, 2009 at 12:58
my proposal:
function endsWith($Haystack, $Needle){
return (substr($Haystack, strlen($Needle)*(-1)) == $Needle);
jakob September 19, 2009 at 12:55
Does not work for string, that have the same substring not only at the end. for example this returns false:
EndsWith('//TEST//', '//');
Christiaan August 30, 2009 at 13:24
The following should be a bit faster when you have a lot of negative hits (saves you 2x strlen() calls when not necessary).

function endsWith($h, $n){
return (false !== ($i = strrpos($h, $n)) &&
$i === strlen($h) - strlen($n));