Just escape the \ with a single escape character. eg. your string
'\0PZ\0<Îê˜Úµ' would end up as '\\0PZ\\0<Îê˜Úµ' - each \ simply
escapes the backslash following it. If you add two backslashes, you end
up with one too many which is what the error is referring to.


On Thu, 2002-06-20 at 10:59, Gerard Samuel wrote:
> Im trying to move some binary strings from mysql to postgresql,
> and the binary strings has escape chars '\' in them.
> I was told to double escape them like so -> '\\\'
> Here is what Im trying ->
> $data = '\0PZ\0<Îê˜Úµ';  // This is a representation from an mysql dump
> $data2 = str_replace('/\', '/\/\/\', $data);
> Im getting ->
> Unexpected character in input: '\' (ASCII=92) state=1
> I guess my str_replace() isn't correct.
> Am I going about the right way to double escape them.
> Thanks.

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