Posted By: Anonymous
In PHP I am trying to create a newline character:
echo $clientid; echo ' '; echo $lastname; echo ' '; echo 'rn';
Afterwards I open the created file in Notepad and it writes the newline literally:
1 John Doern 1 John Doern 1 John Doern
I have tried many variations of the
rn, but none work. Why isn’t the newline turning into a newline?
Only double quoted strings interpret the escape sequences
n as ‘0x0D’ and ‘0x0A’ respectively, so you want:
Single quoted strings, on the other hand, only know the escape sequences
So unless you concatenate the single quoted string with a line break generated elsewhere (e. g., using double quoted string
"rn" or using
chr(0x0D).chr(0x0A)), the only other way to have a line break within a single quoted string is to literally type it with your editor:
$s = 'some text before the line break some text after';
Make sure to check your editor for its line break settings if you require some specific character sequence (
rn for example).