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String x = "\\[";
String y = "\\]";
System.out.println(x + "myTextHere" + y);


Output
----------

\[myTextHere\]


The problem here is that i want my output to be:

Output (expected)
----------
[myTextHere]


Raj.
 
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By using the \\ you are escaping the \, so it prints a single \.

Do you actually need escape sequences to print [ or ] when you are not using a regular expression?
Try simply printing "[" and "]"
I tried and got this:-

Output
------

[My Text]

 
Rajashekar Subramany
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Thanks! Works just fine. But i thought was an escape character and many articles on the net advice using instead.
 
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I am not sure, but I think you have to escape [] when using regular expressions, but nor in ordinary Strings.
 
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