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How can I replace everything that is not a-z0-9 in a string with "" and " " with "-"

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$newstring=ereg_replace('\"[a-z0-9]\"', $string,
                  '-');
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by:brightwood
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I don't think I explained it good enough.
I want to:
1. replace " " with "-"
2. replace every character that is not letter, number, or "-" with ""
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For example, "test 2.%a" should become "test-2a"
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$newstring=ereg_replace('[^a-zA-Z0-9]','', $string);
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sorry

$newstring=ereg_replace('[^a-zA-Z0-9-]','',ereg_replace(' ','-',$string));
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this did the trick, thanks
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