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illegal escape character .....

Posted on 2004-09-09
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 Hi experts,

    I got an illegal escape character .....  

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    reader = new BufferedReader(
         new FileReader( "C:\Documents and Settings\meow\My Documents\My Received Files\SessionTest\StockPrices.txt"));
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   what does it mean by "illegal escape character" ..... and how to fix it ? many thanks !

 meow.
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by:brettmjohnson
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In C and C++, backslash (\) is used as a lead-in for an escape sequence, like \n, \t, \r, etc.
If you want to include the backslash character itself in the string, you need to escape it ...
with another backslash:

   new FileReader( "C:\\Documents and Settings\\meow\\My Documents\\My Received Files\\SessionTest\\StockPrices.txt"));

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That stands true for Java as well.  (sorry I didn't pay closer attention the first time)

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