When did Windows start accepting forward slash as a path separator?

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Fri Sep 26 14:46:34 CEST 2003


Andrew Dalke wrote:
> 
> Bob Gailer:
> > Good question. Certainly later than:
> >
> > Microsoft Windows 2000 [Version 5.00.2195]
> > (C) Copyright 1985-2000 Microsoft Corp.
> >
> > C:\>cd /samis
> > The syntax of the command is incorrect.
> 
> The shell is parsing the line and interprets the "/" as a
> command-line flag,  Try a relative path, like
> 
>   cd ./samis

And of course, there's always:

C:\>ver
Windows 98 [Version 4.10.2222]

C:\>cd ./temp
Too many parameters - /TEMP

C:\>cd ./temp"
Too many parameters - /TEMP"

C:\>cd "./temp"

C:\>


But I digress... *you* guys were talking about operating systems. ;-)

-Peter




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