Java can't replace “{” with replaceAll method

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We're using replaceAll method of String and we can't replace { in any string. Our example:

Tried :

"some { string".replaceAll("{", "other string"); 

And the error is the following:

java.util.regex.PatternSyntaxException: Illegal repetition occurs

Open to any ideas! Maybe there is a workaround?!


Using replaceAll requires a regular expression (regex)

Try using the replace method instead of replaceAll

"some { string".replace("{", "other string"); 

or escape the special character in the regex using //

"some { string".replaceAll("//{", "other string"); 


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