Sed: how do I insert a \ in my replace

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# 8  
Old 12-04-2013
Ok, so would it be this:
sed 's/'/\\\'/g' test.sql > withslashes.sql

with one slash to escape the backslash and one to escape the &? do I need to escape it in the left part as well?

Sorry had to use amp because the darn forum software keeps translating the entity!
# 9  
Old 12-04-2013
Yes, or:
sed 's/'/\\&/g'

# 10  
Old 12-04-2013
Thanks. I just ran it and it worked. Phew!

So in future, is there a way for me to type an entity in the forum w/o the forum changing it to the character? I thought the code tags might do it.
# 11  
Old 12-04-2013
Code tags should do it:


Or noparse:

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