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How to escape velocity template reserved words or keywords in .vm with Example
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Front Slash (\) 
Front Slash(\) symbol is used to escape statements in VTL.

Example
\#include ("input.txt")
EscapeVTLExample
import java.io.StringWriter;

import org.apache.velocity.Template;
import org.apache.velocity.VelocityContext;
import org.apache.velocity.app.VelocityEngine;

public class EscapeVTLExample {
    public static void main(String args[]){
        VelocityEngine ve = new VelocityEngine();
        ve.init();
         
        Template t = ve.getTemplate("velocitytemplate.vm");
         
        VelocityContext vc = new VelocityContext();
        StringWriter sw = new StringWriter();
        
        t.merge(vc, sw);
         
        System.out.println(sw);
    }
}
Velocitytemplate.vm 
#include("file.txt")
\#include("file.txt")
Output 
VTL is a Velocity Template Language.
#include("file.txt")
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