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mcrypt_get_cipher_name

(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 < 7.2.0, PECL mcrypt >= 1.0.0)

mcrypt_get_cipher_nameGets the name of the specified cipher

Warning

This function has been DEPRECATED as of PHP 7.1.0 and REMOVED as of PHP 7.2.0. Relying on this function is highly discouraged.

Description

mcrypt_get_cipher_name ( int $cipher ) : string
mcrypt_get_cipher_name ( string $cipher ) : string

mcrypt_get_cipher_name() is used to get the name of the specified cipher.

mcrypt_get_cipher_name() takes the cipher number as an argument (libmcrypt 2.2.x) or takes the cipher name as an argument (libmcrypt 2.4.x or higher) and returns the name of the cipher or false, if the cipher does not exist.

Parameters

cipher

One of the MCRYPT_ciphername constants, or the name of the algorithm as string.

Return Values

This function returns the name of the cipher or false if the cipher does not exist.

Examples

Example #1 mcrypt_get_cipher_name() Example

<?php
   $cipher = MCRYPT_TripleDES;

   echo mcrypt_get_cipher_name($cipher);
?>

The above example will output:

3DES

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https://www.php.net/manual/en/function.mcrypt-get-cipher-name.php