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I would like to use Yasnippet to insert the template for a latex inline equation: \( \)

The snippet is defined:

    # -*- Mode: snippet -*-
# name: inline equation
# key: ineq
# --
\(  \)

But Yasnippet inserts only the parentheses ( ) without the backslashes. Any suggestions?

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    You need to escape the backslash with another backslash – Dan Apr 15 '17 at 1:46
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The backslash is used in regular expressions to escape individual characters:

For the most part, \ followed by any character matches only that character.

So \( gives you ( in your output. To get the backslash in the output, escape it:

\\( \\)
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