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Jacob Sonia
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I wrote this program, it throws a patternsyntaxexception, not sure why
 
Stephan van Hulst
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What are you trying to replace? "\\" is not a valid regex.
 
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"\\" is a String with one character, \. That happens to be an escape character in regular expressions as well. That means that you will need to escape it in your regex. That turns the regex into \\, so the String becomes "\\\\".

Or you simply use String.replace(). Since Java 5.0 or 6 it has been overloaded to take any CharSequence, which is an interface implemented by String. It behaves a bit like replaceAll except it takes a literal String, not a regex.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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