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Meaning of BACKSLASH

 
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"\" ascii code 92. Common names: escape (from C/Unix); reverse slash; slosh; backslant; backwhack. Rare: bash; itu-t: reverse slant; reversed virgule; intercal: backslat.

Backslash is used to separate components in ms-dos pathnames, and to introduce special character sequence in c and unix strings, e.g. "\n" for newline.

 

 

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