Str_replace for multiple items

I remember doing this before, but can’t find the code. I use str_replace to replace one character like this: str_replace(':', ' ', $string); but I want to replace all the following characters \/:*?"<>|, without doing a str_replace for each.


Answer

str_replace() can take an array, so you could do:

$new_str = str_replace(str_split('\\/:*?"<>|'), ' ', $string);

Alternatively you could use preg_replace():

$new_str = preg_replace('~[\\\\/:*?"<>|]~', ' ', $string);

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