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Java String.split() and the | (pipe) character

I came across this issue today and someone else already blogged about it: http://hoskinator.blogspot.com/2006/11/trouble-using-pipe-with-stringsplit.html. Some of the comments are really good!

The pipe character is not mentioned in the Pattern javadoc.

Basically, just escape the pipe character with double backslashes like so "\\|" and you're set.

This post merely provides redundancy in case the above link goes extinct...
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