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I'm searching for a solution to multi-escape the AutoIT special characters, like !, ^, { and }. I've created a Loop through the given string using the help from most of the members here, but it keeps bugging me with re-escaping already escaped characters, like { and }.

Here's what I have up until now:

$sPassword = "W@l}c0me{123)}ab!+25^}"

$sGoodpassword = $sPassword
ConsoleWrite($sGoodpassword & @CRLF)

Local $a_rep[6][2] = [["{", "{{}"], ["}", "{}}"], ["!", "{!}"], ["#", "{#}"], ["+", "{+}"], ["^", "{^}"]]
For $i = 0 To Ubound($a_rep, 1) - 1
    $sGoodpassword = StringRegExpReplace($sGoodpassword, "\Q" & $a_rep[$i][0] & "\E", $a_rep[$i][1])
    ConsoleWrite($sGoodpassword & @CRLF)

It starts with this output (the original string of course):

It ends with this:

As you can see, the first few curly braces are re-escaped....

All the help will be appreciated.

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Moved to the appropriate forum, as the Developer General Discussion forum very clearly states:


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Yes, I'm using the Send() function to put it in the appropriate application. 

I've changed it to the following:

Send($sPassword, 1) ; The original string....

And it works!

Thank for your quick and clear reply 🙂

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