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How to Remove Characters from a String Using PHP

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I know there is a much better way to do this.  I have an input string and people sometimes hit the wrong character when they're trying to enter a word.

If the input string is "myword\" or "]myword" or "/myword"  (without quotes) I need it converted to: "myword"

Using long hand PHP code, I get what I want this way. But I know there's a much better way. Please inform me oh wise ones...

$rawtext = "myword\";
$value = str_replace("\\", "", $value); 
$value = str_replace("/", "", $value); 
$value = str_replace("]", "", $value); 
die ("Rawtext starts as [".$rawtext."] outputs a value of [".$value."]");

This will display: Rawtext starts as [myword\] outputs a value of [myword]

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