Difference between \ and /

state's Avatar, Join Date: Sep 2011
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When do we use backslash and when do we use forward slash.Are there any associated implications.
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Depends on where you are using. Are you using on path or in programming?
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state's Avatar, Join Date: Sep 2011
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That is exactly my question?Where are they used?
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neo_vi's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2008
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It depends. Windows uses '\' and *nix uses '/' for path. In programming, windows sometimes uses '\\'. I'm unaware of the reason though.