I have double backslashes '\' in my string that needs to be converted into single backslashes '\'. I've tried several combinations and end up with the whole string disappearing when I used echo or more backslashes are added to the string by accident. This regex thing is making me go bonkers...lol...
I tried this amongst other failed attempts:
$pattern = '[\\]';
$replacement = '/\/';
<td width="100%"> <?php echo preg_replace($pattern, $replacement,$q[$i]);?></td>
stripslashes() - it does exactly what you're looking for.
<td width="100%"> <?php echo stripslashes($q[$i]);?></td>