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removes invalid charactes from filenames, like the slash and backslash

//CruiseControl is open source software and is developed and maintained by a group of dedicated volunteers. 
//CruiseControl is distributed under a BSD-style license.
using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.IO;
using System.Text;
using System.Text.RegularExpressions;

namespace ThoughtWorks.CruiseControl.Core.Util
    /// <summary>
    /// Class with handy stirng routines
    /// </summary>
    public class StringUtil

        /// <summary>
        /// Removes leading and trailing quotes " 
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="filename"></param>
        /// <returns></returns>
        public static string StripQuotes(string filename)
            return filename == null ? null : filename.Trim('"');

        /// <summary>
        /// removes invalid charactes from filenames, like the slash and backslash
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="fileName"></param>
        /// <returns></returns>
        public static string RemoveInvalidCharactersFromFileName(string fileName)
            return Strip(fileName, "\\", "/", ":", "*", "?", "\"", "<", ">", "|");
        /// <summary>
        /// removes the specified strings in the string array from the input string
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="input"></param>
        /// <param name="removals"></param>
        /// <returns></returns>
        public static string Strip(string input, params string[] removals)
            string revised = input;
            foreach (string removal in removals)
                int i;
                while ((i = revised.IndexOf(removal)) > -1)
                    revised = revised.Remove(i, removal.Length);

            return revised;


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