Support » Plugin: SyntaxHighlighter Evolved » backslash stripped from [bash] regex? :(

  • Resolved chaos


    Hello, I can’t seem to find help with this.

    I am trying to write a regex and display it on my blog but i noticed backslashes being stripped from my regex using [bash] or [shell]

    Example would be “\.\.|\.exe” – strips all backslashes

    When I attempt to use the HTML entity, it obviously doesn’t translate.

    \.\.|\.exe edit: oh wow & # 9 2 ; translates to a backslash even if i use code, lol. -_-

    Is there shortcode i can use to insert the backslash entity and have it display?

    🙂 Thank you.

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  • Plugin Author Alex Mills


    The problem is WordPress passes slashed POST data through the filters I use. I have to strip the slashes, do the content modification, and then add the slashes back.

    Your slashes are being caught in the crossfire and being removed. 🙁

    I can’t think of a good solution, other than perhaps double-backslashes.

    You can read more on the insanity here:



    I have the same problem with backslashes and square bracket when trying to color some bash command.

    For example [bash]PS1=”\[\e[1;31m\]cnodev\[\e[0m\]@\h:\w\$ “[/bash]
    is not displayed properly…

    In my case even using the html code for the square bracket doesn’t help.
    How can I type such code in my blog?

    Thanks for the help, and thanks Alex for this nice plugin!

    Until they fix core and how they handle slashes I am just using pastebin Embed. :/



    Hi chaos can you be a bit more precise?
    What is pastebin embed? I really would like to
    post some bash commanda and I am stuck!

    Thanks for the help!

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