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Extract the first characters from a string

(const source[], len=1)
const source[]The string from which to extract characters
len=1The number of how many characters to return

Return Values:

The first characters defined by len

new string[MAX_STRING];
format(string,sizeof(string),firstchars("SAVE only the first 4 characters", 4)); // string = "SAVE"
format(string,sizeof(string),firstchars("Save only the first characters")); // string = "S"

Related Functions

The following functions may be useful, as they are related to this function in one way or another.

  • lastchars: Extract the last characters from a string
  • left: Extract all characters from a string, which are left of a character
  • right: Extract all characters from a string, which are right of a character
  • strmid: Extract a range of characters from a string
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