I have a properties file that contains property/value pairs as follows:
propertya = :vala:valb:valc:
I simply read this into a properties object and write it back out to a new properties file. The new properties file would have written out this property as follows:
propertya = \:vala\:valb\:valc\:
Can anyone tell me why this happens? and what I can do to prevent it from happening? I am constrained to the current format of the initial properties file.