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.
Have you been through the String class, particularly what they call the parameters to the replaceAll method, and what they are described as? Have you been through the links given in the method description, and I trust you are familiar with what they mean? If not, read the Java Tutorials section.
And remember that | is a meta-character, but you might not have that problem if you use | in the right-hand parameter.
And remember that | is a meta-character, but you might not have that problem if you use | in the right-hand parameter. ...
Correct: the 2nd parameter is not a regex-aware String. But the $ followed by a number is used to interpolate a matched group from the first parameter (the regex aware String). So, only the '$' needs escaping in the 2nd parameter.