Escaping slashes (double backslash plague)
peter at engcorp.com
Mon Jan 19 20:52:59 CET 2004
Aloysio Figueiredo wrote:
> I need to replace every ocurrence of '/' in s by '\/'
> in order to create a file named s.
Harry inspired me to reread your question, but now I think you might
be very confused about something.
Are you trying to create a file whose name contains a forward
slash? And you think that by "escaping" the slash with a backslash,
you can do this?
If so, give up: it's not possible. File names cannot contain a
forward slash, at least on most any operating system which uses slashes
as path separators. (*)
If this isn't what you're trying to do, please explain more thoroughly
what your goal is, because it seems very unnecessary to be putting
\/ into a string for any reason (whether as a path or not) ...
(*) Examples to the contrary, while perhaps interesting, notwithstanding...
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