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See also: [U+2216 SET MINUS] and [U+4E36 CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-4E36]

Translingual[edit]

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Unicode name REVERSE SOLIDUS
Codepoint U+005C
[ ← Basic Latin → ]

Symbol[edit]

\

  1. (computing) A common prefix for escape characters.
  2. (computing) A path name component separator in some operating systems, predominantly Microsoft ones.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Usually called the backslash
  • Most operating systems use the slash ("/") as a path name component separator. This is by no means comprehensive however; Primos for example used ">". Microsoft OSes, such as Windows and DOS, are the major ones which use backslash as the separator.

Derived terms[edit]

  • (small form variant)

Related terms[edit]

Punctuation

See also[edit]