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how do i say that a variable must contain
only the characters a through z or A through Z or 0 to 9

ie legal
Test
test
test1
test2

illegal
test 1
test+1

i tried
 
if(m/a|b|c|d|e|f|g|h|i|j|k|l|m|n|o|p|q|r|s|t|u|v|w|x|y|z|0|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9/){  
but it wont work
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Question by:boofulls
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bigbed earned 200 total points
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if(/^[a-zA-Z0-9]*$/)

if you would allow underscore (_), then
use:
if (/^\w*$/)

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by:ozo
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#or
if( /[\W_]/ ){ illegal }else{ legal }
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by:boofulls
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both good but bigbed got there first
sorry ozo :(
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