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String: replace "" with "

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I have a String that llooks like this;
""C:\dir1\dir 2\dir 3""
I need to replace the pairs of quotes with just one quote, something like this:
replace ("\"\"", "\"");
(but that doesn't work because the arguments to replace are not String)
How do I do this?
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by:cmalakar
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Use replaceAll api
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string.replaceAll("\"\"", "\"")
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by:ysnky
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       String oldStr = "\"C:\\dir1\\dir 2\\dir 3\"";
        String newStr = oldStr.replaceAll("\"", "");
        System.out.print(oldStr + ", " + newStr);
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by:ysnky
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do you mean this;
        String oldStr = "\"\"C:\\dir1\\dir 2\\dir 3\"\"";
        String newStr = oldStr.replaceAll("\"\"", "\"");
        System.out.print(oldStr + ", " + newStr);
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s = s.replaceAll("^\"|\"$","");
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Let's put that in the code window ;-)
s = s.replaceAll("^\"|\"$","");

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:-)
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by:ysnky
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:<)

why did not you split the point???
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by:allelopath
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because I used CEHJ solution in my code.
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by:ysnky
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it is not a satisfied explanation not to split the point.
btw you can not use multiple solution in your code, so you will never split.
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