Regex to find all non-alphanumeric except dash (-)

Posted on 2006-05-28
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Last Modified: 2009-12-16
I'm useless at regular expressions and can't for the life of me find what I need to enter as my pattern in preg_match_all to find all non-alphanumeric characters except dashes (-). Alphanumeric characters can be upper or lower case but no spaces or anything else aside from dashes can be allowed.

For anyone who has their head wrapped around regex I hope this is an easy one! Many thanks.
Question by:wjdashwood

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aminerd earned 2000 total points
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if (preg_match('/[^a-zA-Z0-9\-]/', $string))
    die('Invalid string!');


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ID: 16779904
Thank you aminerd, now how come I just can't get my head around creating that by myself?!?  :)

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