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Bug #11594 preg_replace is not working with backslash $
Submitted: 2001-06-20 17:40 UTC Modified: 2001-08-06 13:01 UTC
From: PWMoosman at aol dot com Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: PCRE related
PHP Version: 4.0.5 OS: Solaris
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2001-06-20 17:40 UTC] PWMoosman at aol dot com
I'm trying to use preg_replace to replace $ with \$.

Here is a sample script:


$data = '$_hello_$world';

$data = preg_replace('/\$/i','\$',$data);
print "data : $data\n";


I expect the script to output \$_hello_\$world. However, version 4.0.5 is outputing $_hello_$world.

This worked in version 4.0.4

It possible this bug is related to bug# 10668


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 [2001-08-06 13:01 UTC]
You need to use '\\\\$' as you replacement string.
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