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Number Helper

The Number Helper file contains functions that help you work with numeric data. This helper is loaded using the following code:


Available Functions

byte_format($num[, $precision = 1])

Parameter Type Description
$num Mixed Number of bytes
$precision Int Floating point precision
Returns String Formatted data size string

Formats numbers as bytes, based on size, and adds the appropriate suffix. Examples:

echo byte_format(456); // Returns 456 Bytes
echo byte_format(4567); // Returns 4.5 KB
echo byte_format(45678); // Returns 44.6 KB
echo byte_format(456789); // Returns 447.8 KB
echo byte_format(3456789); // Returns 3.3 MB
echo byte_format(12345678912345); // Returns 1.8 GB
echo byte_format(123456789123456789); // Returns 11,228.3 TB

An optional second parameter allows you to set the precision of the result:

echo byte_format(45678, 2); // Returns 44.61 KB

Note: The text generated by this function is found in the following language file: language/<your_lang>/number_lang.php


Parse INI style size into bytes

Parameter Type Description
$setting String INI formatted size
Returns Int Size in bytes