Unwanted backslash added to file saved by java method


In my spring project, one of my service classes has this method to save a file named database.properties in disk:

public void create_properties(String maquina, String usuario, String senha) { System.out.println("create_properties"); Properties props = new Properties(); props.setProperty("jdbc.Classname", "org.postgresql.Driver"); props.setProperty("jdbc.url", "jdbc:postgresql://"+maquina+"/horario" ); props.setProperty("jdbc.user", usuario ); props.setProperty("jdbc.pass", senha ); props.setProperty("hibernate.dialect", "org.hibernate.dialect.PostgreSQLDialect"); props.setProperty("hibernate.show_sql", "false"); props.setProperty("hibernate.hbm2ddl.auto", "validate"); FileOutputStream fos; try { fos = new FileOutputStream( "database.properties" ); props.store( fos, "propriedades" ); fos.close(); } catch (FileNotFoundException e) { e.printStackTrace(); } catch (IOException e) { e.printStackTrace(); } }

My problem is that the property jdbc:url should be something like that:


But what is being saved is this:


Anyone can tell me how to avoid this backslashes to be included?


It's doing exactly the right thing - you're saving a <em>properties</em> file, which escapes things like colons using backslashes. From the <a href="http://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/api/java/util/Properties.html#store-java.io.Writer-java.lang.String-" rel="nofollow">documentation for Properties.store</a>:


Then every entry in this Properties table is written out, one per line. For each entry the key string is written, then an ASCII =, then the associated element string. For the key, all space characters are written with a preceding \ character. For the element, leading space characters, but not embedded or trailing space characters, are written with a preceding \ character. The key and element characters #, !, =, and : are written with a preceding backslash to ensure that they are properly loaded.


If you load the properties file in using Properties.load, you'll get the original string back in the Properties object.

If you don't want to store the value in a properties file, use a Writer and just write the string directly.


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