Kev Jackson wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I need to escape / in a gsub!
>
> eg
>
> line = line.gsub!(///, '')
>
> Unfortunately I don't know how to escape the / (forward slash) - the
> data I'm munging has this in it (annoyingly)
>
> Kev

If you use this method, you don't need to escape the slashes:

"09/30/05".sub( %r{(\d\d)/(\d\d)/(\d\d)}, '\3-\1-\2')

"09/30/05".sub( %r!(\d\d)/(\d\d)/(\d\d)!, '\3-\1-\2')

"09/30/05".sub( %r](\d\d)/(\d\d)/(\d\d)], '\3-\1-\2')