\

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: [U+2216 SET MINUS] and [U+4E36 CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-4E36]
U+005C.svg
Users with Japanese or Korean settings on their computers may see an erroneous currency symbol.
\ 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]

Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

\

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

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.

Related terms[edit]

Punctuation

See also[edit]