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backslash (\)

The backslash, called backslash "\" or backslash, is a special character encoded in the ASCII character set by the hexadecimal number 5C and the decimal number 92.

The backslash is used in the DOS operating systems and Windows as a separator for directories, folders and files. The backslash is used to separate drives\folders\files\subdirectories in the directory tree of Windows: C:\ database\itknowledge\terms\A.

In theprogramming language C, the script languagePerl or under Unix, a backslash indicates that the following character must be treated specially. In contrast to the backslah is the slash "/", which is used as a separator in Unix and in Internet addresses, among other things.

Englisch: backslash - \
Updated at: 17.10.2019
#Words: 109
Links: special character, ASCII character set, disc operating system (DOS), separator, directory tree
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