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Ronald Whalen
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Joined: Mar 27, 2001
Posts: 38
Hi! Got a simple question. I am trying to print text to file. I am having trouble with this line:
out.println("errorMsg += \"'\n''\n'\"+(errCount+1)+\". Name not specified\";");
I keep getting new lines in the text file rather than having \n print out twice. I thought that placing it in single quotes would allow for the character literals to print out rather than the new line. any help would be appreciated.

Roy Tock
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Joined: Jul 16, 2001
Posts: 83
Rather than use '\n', have you tried \\n?
This code:

yields this output:
C:\Temp>java Trial
errorMsg += "\n\n"+(errCount+1)+". Name not specified";
Ronald Whalen
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Joined: Mar 27, 2001
Posts: 38
Thanks for the reply. Tried that too. Finally got it to work by using the concat operator to break up the string along the lines of
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