Opening and reading text: why does Julia insert many "\"

I have a .txt file (the image below shows a snippet):

Unfortunately, when I open the file, and read it, Julia inserts many " \ " and I have no idea why

Why does Julia insert " \ " and how can that be avoided?

It’s just printed in the format you would enter it, with escapes (otherwise the " would terminate the string, so it has to be \").

Incidentally, please don’t post screenshots, but quote code instead.


This looks like JSON, check for the JSON.jl package.

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Also if you do println(target) you’ll see that the printout does not have these \.