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PHP Manual [get_magic_quotes_gpc]

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(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

get_magic_quotes_gpcGets the current configuration setting of magic_quotes_gpc


This function has been DEPRECATED as of PHP 7.4.0. Relying on this function is highly discouraged.


get_magic_quotes_gpc ( void ) : bool

Returns the current configuration setting of magic_quotes_gpc

Keep in mind that attempting to set magic_quotes_gpc at runtime will not work.

For more information about magic_quotes, see this security section.

Return Values

Returns 0 if magic_quotes_gpc is off, 1 otherwise. Or always returns FALSE as of PHP 5.4.0.


Version Description
7.4.0 This function has been deprecated.
5.4.0 Always returns FALSE because the magic quotes feature was removed from PHP.


Example #1 get_magic_quotes_gpc() example

// If magic quotes are enabled
echo $_POST['lastname'];             // O\'reilly
echo addslashes($_POST['lastname']); // O\\\'reilly

// Usage across all PHP versions
if (get_magic_quotes_gpc()) {
$lastname stripslashes($_POST['lastname']);
else {
$lastname $_POST['lastname'];

// If using MySQL
$lastname mysql_real_escape_string($lastname);

$lastname// O\'reilly
$sql "INSERT INTO lastnames (lastname) VALUES ('$lastname')";



If the directive magic_quotes_sybase is ON it will completely override magic_quotes_gpc. So even when get_magic_quotes_gpc() returns TRUE neither double quotes, backslashes or NUL's will be escaped. Only single quotes will be escaped. In this case they'll look like: ''

See Also

PHP Manual || PHP Options/Info Functions