[R] gsub and "\"

From: Sean Davis <sdavis2_at_mail.nih.gov>
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2008 11:49:54 -0400


This is hopefully a simple question. I am trying to escape single quotes like so:

abc's >> abc\'s

However, I cannot find an easy way to do that with gsub:

gsub("'","\\\\'","abc's")
# returns "abc\\'s"

How can I get a single \ in the output?

Thanks,
Sean



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