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escape character

Arun Boraiah
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Joined: Nov 28, 2001
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I am facing a problem where escape character getting printed.
String str = "first \n second";
expected output is
Assume that this string "str" is build by some other part of the program and on printing output i am getting is
first \n second
Please can anyone tell where i am going wrong.
Thanks in advance.

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Philip Shanks
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Joined: Oct 15, 2002
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It's just a hunch, but I would double check that the program that creates the string isn't actually creating it as "\\n". In that case the backslash character itself is being escaped to give a literal backslash.

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Biju Philip

Joined: Nov 03, 2001
Posts: 7
Note sure if it's what you want, but here's the platform-independent way to do it:

[ November 20, 2002: Message edited by: Biju Philip ]
I agree. Here's the link:
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