(character) "\" 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
strings, e.g. "\n" for newline.
Last updated: 2000-02-21