On Fri, 29 Aug 2003, Meino Christian Cramer wrote:

> Hi,
>
>  These database is in a "flat ascii file": Each broadcaster gets one
>  line of 294 charcters. Each "column" is only sperated from the others
>  by known offsets.
        [...]
>  Generally: how can I process input to escape "special" characters

Regexp.escape(aString)

>  before I send them to mysqld?
>
>  (In perl there is a command called "quotemeta", which does the

Regexp.escape is also known as:  Regexp.quote(aString)
>
        Hugh