Replace all forward slashes with backward slashes

Posted on 2004-10-21
Last Modified: 2012-08-14


        $txtName = ereg_replace ('\\', '/', $txtName);

is giving me the following warning:
     Warning: ereg_replace(): REG_EESCAPE in /home/scipts/test.php

How can I replace all forward slashes ( \ ) with backward slashes ( / )  ????

Question by:hankknight
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    Accepted Solution

    why don't you use
    $txtName = str_replace('\\', '/', $txtName)
    for that purpose?
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    Expert Comment

    If you want to do it with ereg_replace use
    $txtName = ereg_replace ('\\\\', '/', $txtName);

    It's because the \\ will be turned to \ for the argument of the ereg_replace and as the \ is a special charachter it needs to be escaped also. So you need that 4 backslahes to simulate one real backslash in your string.

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