How do I remove invalid characters from a filename?

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#1 : 29/10-11 18:13
Zaphod Breeblebrox
Zaphod Breeblebrox
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Specifically I have a file with a question mark in it. I need to remove that so Windows can manipulate the file.

29/10-11 18:13
#2 : 29/10-11 21:37
Kim Jensen
Kim Jensen
Posts: 800
Reply to #1:
You can use the replace method to replace one character with another.

Read more about it here: hp?ident=method_replace

29/10-11 21:37
#3 : 15/01-13 18:50
Posts: 1
Reply to #2:

Hello, I know this is an old thread, but I need to know what expression to put in order to remove all illegal characters from a word.

I tried with [<>:"/\*?] but it deosn't seem to work with < and > characters. what is the escape character? in the windows it is said that \ is expression separator whereas normal escape character.


15/01-13 18:50
#4 : 15/01-13 20:34
Posts: 264
Reply to #3:

Generally the regex escape char is '\'


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15/01-13 20:34