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\ U+005C, \
REVERSE SOLIDUS
[
[U+005B]
Basic Latin ]
[U+005D]
U+FE68, ﹨
SMALL REVERSE SOLIDUS
[unassigned: U+FE67]

[U+FE66]
Small Form Variants
[U+FE69]
U+FF3C.svg
U+FF3C, \
FULLWIDTH REVERSE SOLIDUS

[U+FF3B]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF3D]
U+29F9, ⧹
BIG REVERSE SOLIDUS

[U+29F8]
Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-B
[U+29FA]
🙽 U+1F67D, 🙽
VERY HEAVY REVERSE SOLIDUS
🙼
[U+1F67C]
Ornamental Dingbats 🙾
[U+1F67E]

TranslingualEdit

SymbolEdit

\

  1. (computing) A common prefix for escape characters.
  2. (computing) A pathname component separator in some operating systems, predominantly Microsoft ones.
    Coordinate term: /
  3. (regular expressions) Matches what the nth marked subexpression matched using parentheses: ( ).
    \7 matches the 7th subexpression

Usage notesEdit

  • Usually called the backslash.
  • Most operating systems use the slash ⟨/⟩ as a pathname component separator. This is by no means comprehensive however; PRIMOS and Multics for example used ⟨>⟩. Microsoft OSes, such as Windows and DOS, are the major ones which use backslash as the separator, for historical reasons.[1]

See alsoEdit

Punctuation

Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Larry Osterman (2005-06-24) , “Why is the DOS path character "\"?”, in Larry Osterman's WebLog[1], archived from the original on 2010-06-12