Java Properties is a data notation created in 1995.
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.properties is a file extension for files mainly used in Java related technologies to store the configurable parameters of an application. They can also be used for storing strings for Internationalization and localization; these are known as Property Resource Bundles. Each parameter is stored as a pair of strings, one storing the name of the parameter (called the key), and the other storing the value.. Read more on Wikipedia...
# # Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you # may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may # obtain a copy of the License at # # http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0 # # Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software # distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, # WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or # implied. See the License for the specific language governing # permissions and limitations under the License. # Dink:net/rptools/maptool/client/sound/dink.mp3 Clink:net/rptools/maptool/client/sound/clink.mp3
# You are reading the ".properties" entry. ! The exclamation mark can also mark text as comments. # The key characters =, and : should be written with # a preceding backslash to ensure that they are properly loaded. # However, there is no need to precede the value characters =, and : by a backslash. website = https://en.wikipedia.org/ language = English # The backslash below tells the application to continue reading # the value onto the next line. message = Welcome to \ Wikipedia! # Add spaces to the key key\ with\ spaces = This is the value that could be looked up with the key "key with spaces". # Unicode tab : \u0009 # If you want your property to include a backslash, it should be escaped by another backslash path=c:\\wiki\\templates # However, some editors will handle this automatically
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