This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
If you're running Java 5, you can either escape the string with the static Pattern.quote(String) method, or compile it with the Pattern.LITERAL flag set. For earlier releases, you can just escape all punctuation characters: