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array_shift --  Pop an element off the beginning of array


mixed array_shift (array array)

Array_shift() shifts the first value of the array off and returns it, shortening the array by one element and moving everything down.

Example 1. Array_shift() example

$args = array ("-v", "-f");
$opt = array_shift ($args);

This would result in $args having one element "-f" left, and $opt being "-v".

See also array_unshift(), array_push(), and array_pop().