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    Community,

    I need some help developing a regex pattern that will do the following remove all illegal characters from a file name.

    These characters include:
    • #
    • <
    • >
    • %
    • {
    • }
    • |
    • \
    • ^
    • ~
    • [
    • ]
    • `
    • ;
    • /
    • ?
    • :
    • @
    • =
    • &
    • $


    All other alphanumeric and symbol characters are valid and should be left as is.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.


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    Default Re: Help with regex pattern

    Daryl,

    Why does that matter?

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    Why should anyone here waste time answering a question that is answered already on another forum. How does anyone here know if the question has been answered? If the OP is considerate enough to include a link to his other posts, then we can check before spending time on the question.

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    Use a character class along with the replaceAll function of String. See Character Classes (The Java™ Tutorials > Essential Classes > Regular Expressions)

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