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Regex(?) for updating discussion titles?

unipusunipus New
edited August 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I've got a lot of Discussion titles that are in HTML. So for instance, I want

"Ethical" Companies

to become

"Ethical" Companies

There's some tens of thousands of these to go through, lots of nbsps and so forth. I've absolutely completely forgotten how to do regex, or even if that's the best way to accomplish this. Any advice?


  • Why not just use str_replace in PHP? I always found regex to be horrible confusing, especially since I don't use it very often. I only use it for some pretty complex stuff. Or if you insist, you can look through these comments: Google Groups is also a nice resource for reference as I'm sure someone has had this question before.
  • This is the perfect case to use the PHP function html_entity_decode() !
  • Thanks, Max, you're quite right!
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