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

Stephen Horne $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ at $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.co.uk
Fri Sep 26 16:48:29 CEST 2003


On Fri, 26 Sep 2003 02:05:50 GMT, "Andrew Dalke"
<adalke at mindspring.com> 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

Nope...

F:\>cd ./dev

F:\>cd .\dev

F:\Dev>


Notice how the forward slash version doesn't change directories, but
the back slash version does. My guess is that it is being taken as...

  cd . /<unknown option>

The big question being why the unknown option doesn't get an error
message, as it normally does.


-- 
Steve Horne

steve at ninereeds dot fsnet dot co dot uk




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