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how to use \ in a string

 
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i cannot use the \ backslash in a string. when i compile it gives a "illegal escape character" error. i tried to use '\' and then it just displayed quotes. any suggestions?
 
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See this thread...

https://coderanch.com/t/460417/Beginning-Java/java/help-please-PLEASE
 
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thanks
 
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Which is a great example of why descriptive subject are helpful, and non-descriptive ones are not.
 
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you have to use "\\" to print "\"

String s2 = "I have to write backslash \\";
 
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