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Escaping Stuff in a String

 
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Hi all,

can somebody tell which is the simpliest way to to escape chars in a String?
Lets say i found "(si)" and want to replace it by something diffrent. But the String.replaceAll uses regex, so it will find "si" as a group. In short i need the String "(si)" translated to "\(si\)".

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The very handy Jakarta Commons Lang library has a string replacement routine that does not use regexps, and thus does not have the special character problem: StringUtils.replace
 
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If you're using JDK 5 or greater, you can use String's replace(CharSequence, CharSequence) method. While replaceFirst(String, String) and replaceAll(String, String) both use regex, replace(char, char) and replace(CharSequence, CharSequence) do not.
 
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