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backslash


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  backslash 
 
    "\"  {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. 
 
  (2000-02-21)