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I can't seem to get the following regex right, I want see if there are any characters not defined in the regex, then I want to remove all valid chars from the string and leave only the invalid ones.

I have started with this

But the pattern should eventually only allow the following chars:


thanks
 
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PS. the problme at the moment is that it always says it contains invalid chars, but when removing all valid chars nothing is left, i.e. there are no invalid chars.
 
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A character class only matches one character unless you add a quantifier:Also, the DOTALL flag is superfluous here, since you aren't using the dot metacharacter.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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