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  1. #1
    cecily is offline Member
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    Default problems with replace method

    I have this string:
    Java Code:
    String url="C:\file\test.txt";
    and I want to write '/' instead of '\'
    like this
    Java Code:
    I've tried to use the replace but It didn't work

    Java Code:
    String url="C:\file\test.txt";
    please help me

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    Backslashes in java are escape tokens. To use them as character literals they need to be preceded by a backslash, ie, escaped. So if you want '\' to appear you have to write it as '\\'.
    Java Code:
    String escapedLetters = "C:\file\test.txt";
    System.out.println("escapedLetters = " + escapedLetters);
    String url = "C:\\file\\test.txt";
    System.out.println("url = " + url);
    String converted = url.replace('\\','/');
    System.out.println("converted = " + converted);

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