Xah Lee's Unixism

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Tue Aug 31 21:58:32 CEST 2004


On 31 Aug 2004 16:06:31 GMT, Craig A. Finseth <news at finseth.com>
wrote:

<snip>

>When they went to MS/DOS 2.0 and needed path separators, they found
>that "/" was already taken, so they used "\".  But there was a hidden
>way to tell the command interpreter that it could use "-" for options.

Which got removed quite some back.

>And in all systems starting with 2.0, the system calls have taken "/"
>and "\" interchangably.


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