Definition of backslash in English:


Syllabification: back·slash
Pronunciation: /ˈbakˌslaSH


  • Computing A backward-sloping diagonal line (\), used to separate file and folder names in some path statements.
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    • You can type the command as one long line without the backslashes or use them to break up a long pipeline into multiple lines on the screen.
    • The backslashes in the above command are there because I couldn't fit the entire command on one line.
    • Note the backslashes for lines that were too long to fit in this example.

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